Looking North from Pierce Street
The 16th Street Viaduct stretches 8/10 mile across the Menomonee River Valley, crossing streets, railroad tracks, the Menomonee River, industry, a Native American casino and the Hank Aaron State Trail. It was built in 1929 and refurbished in 1986, including a new, wider deck and updated safety features. It continues to be a vital link between the north and south sides of Milwaukee and carries a great deal of both vehicle and pedestrian traffic on a daily basis.
It has 89 main spans in the 18 bridges that comprise the viaduct and an additional 14 spans that form the ramp to Emmber Lane.
Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2008
BH Photo #117254