Milwaukee Street Bridge

Milwaukee Street Bridge (HMNP5)

Location: Watertown, WI 53094 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 11.418', W 88° 43.552'

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One of the nation's most innovative bridge designers of the 20th century, Daniel B. Luten, designed the Milwaukee Street Bridge. Constructed in 1930 by Eau Claire Engineering, the bridge was a rare example of a steel-reinforced, three span, open-spandrel, continuous rib arch bridge. Luten's national success resulted from his ability to reduce the need for expensive materials while maintaining safety and strength. By 1927, Luten held nearly 50 patents for bridge designs and other innovations related to concrete construction. The bridge served Watertown residents until its replacement in 2007.
HM NumberHMNP5
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number519
Year Placed2008
Placed ByWisconsin State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 5:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 359760 N 4783393
Decimal Degrees43.19030000, -88.72586667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 11.418', W 88° 43.552'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 11' 25.08" N, 88° 43' 33.12" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600 S 1st St, Watertown WI 53094, US
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