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South Smith Road Bridge


Oblique View Of Bridge, Looking Southwest

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2008


BH Photo #120338


Street View 


Single lane Pratt through truss bridge over Turtle Creek on South Smith Road
Turtle Town, Rock County, Wisconsin
Open to traffic
Built 1910
- Worden-Allen Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pratt through truss
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:
Land survey
T. 1 N., R. 13 E., Sec. 2
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory number
BH 34929 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
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 

  • 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



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.


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