Rating:
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South Smith Road Bridge

Photos 

Oblique View Of Bridge, Looking Southwest

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2008

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BH Photo #120338

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Single lane Pratt through truss bridge over Turtle Creek on South Smith Road
Location
Turtle Town, Rock County, Wisconsin
Status
In storage or disassembled
History
Built 1910
Builder
- Worden-Allen Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 122.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.3 ft.
Also called
Tiffany Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.58280, -88.92230   (decimal degrees)
42°34'58" N, 88°55'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/342258/4716278 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shopiere
Land survey
T. 1 N., R. 13 E., Sec. 2
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
1
Inventory number
BH 34929 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 13.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 21, 2020: New photo from Mark Boettcher
  • April 22, 2020: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is temporarily in storage.
  • February 24, 2019: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 16, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 14, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected road (and thus bridge) names
  • August 8, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

Comments 

South Smith Road Bridge
Posted June 29, 2020, by Luke

I'm of the opinion that relocated spans should have new entries made for their new locations, especially considering some of the long distance moves some spans make (For example, the numerous railroad bridge relocations John Marvig has found evidence of.)

South Smith Road Bridge
Posted June 28, 2020, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Technical website question: I found the new location of this bridge, now on private property, and visited and photographed it. To preserve information about the previous location and use of this bridge, should the new location and use of this bridge become a new entry? It is no longer on South Smith Road. It would simply be tagged "relocated" with a link to the new entry.

This would also avoid confusion with the new replacement bridge now under construction, which will likely be unremarkable.

Or should I post coordinates and photos of its new location here?

South Smith Road Bridge
Posted April 22, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
South Smith Road Bridge
Posted March 31, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
South Smith Road Bridge
Posted February 23, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Unfortunately, Wisconsin is like the Grim Reaper when it comes to historic bridges! Although not quite as nice as the Turtleville/Lathers Road Bridge, this is still a neat bridge and pairs beautifully with the stone arches nearby!

Isn't is ironic that they apparently used an old photo in the newspaper article as it appears the bridge has been painted Green for many years now!

South Smith Road Bridge
Posted February 23, 2019, by Luke

Shame that they want to replace a nice truss with nice views of the nearby stone arch viaduct.

https://www.channel3000.com/news/bridge-being-given-away-for...

South Smith Road Bridge
Posted May 13, 2018, by Mark E Preuschl (OLDONLINER [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

Manners Matter on One Lane Bridge. Car waiting on south side, while one crosses from the north. According to WisDOT, Smith Road Bridge is slated for replacement in 2019.

South Smith Road Bridge - 5/13/2018
Posted May 13, 2018, by Mark E Preuschl (OLDONLINER [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

Current conditions abutments. North side and south side, close up of missing rubber/plate on northeast side.

South Smith Road Bridge
Posted March 28, 2018, by Cari Enger (Orion8 [at] live [dot] com)

Recent photo of South Smith Road Bridge is attached