The East Side
This is the first cable-stayed bridge built in the United States. It is a pedestrian/bicycle bridge that carries Water Street across US 41/45 in Menomonee Falls.
Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2008
BH Photo #118391
I live about 15 miles from this bridge and pass under it often ; it's still alive and well.
Are you sure?
Because some quick research has only shown that the bridge has recently been rehabilitated (deck, safety fencing, & paint)...
this bridge has been replaced as of 2013
Maybe we could say this is the oldest of the "Modern Cable-stayed spans".............and besides.........
......."Can't we all just get along?!?!?!?!"
Does anybody remember those t-shirts that showed the Texas flag superimposed on an outline of Wisconsin? It read "Don't mess with Wisconsin either"
Makes for some good natured "badgering"!
You can always tell a Texan, but you can't tell 'em much. I never claimed it was the first one - the State of Wisconsin DOT makes the claim. You'll please notice that I even provided a link to their documentation, in case you want to take up the argument with them. Don't blame me - I just report 'em.
J.R. Manning appears to have found his information from WisDOT. However, the WisDOT information is obviously incorrect. Texas clearly has a bit of an edge on early cable stayed bridges.
First cable-stayed bridge in the United States? I think that Mr. Manning might be messin' with Texas here!
I believe this bridge was built by Tubesing Construction in Brookfield, WI. The company was owned and operated by Robert Tubesing.