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Watertown in Jefferson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Milwaukee Street Bridge

 
 
Milwaukee Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 3, 2010
1. Milwaukee Street Bridge Marker
North side of two sided marker.
Inscription. One of the nationís 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. Lutenís 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.
 
Erected 2008 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 519.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 11.418′ N, 88° 43.552′ W. Marker is in Watertown, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Milwaukee Street 0.1 miles north of Rock River. Touch for map. Marker is located along the river walk in South First Street Park, just north of Milwaukee Street. Marker is in this post office area: Watertown WI 53094, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trail Discovery (approx.
Milwaukee Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 3, 2010
2. Milwaukee Street Bridge Marker
South side of two sided marker.
0.3 miles away); In Honor of the 1955 Watertown High School State Baseball Champions (approx. 0.8 miles away); Adrian Joss / John P. "Red" Kleinow (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fred Merkle Field (approx. 0.8 miles away); Octagon House (approx. one mile away); Plank Road Pioneer Barn (approx. one mile away); Fred C. Merkle (approx. one mile away); First Kindergarten (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watertown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Milwaukee Street Bridge - Watertown Historical Society. (Submitted on September 13, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
2. Milwaukee Street Bridge - Historic Bridges of the United States. (Submitted on September 13, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Milwaukee Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 3, 2010
3. Milwaukee Street Bridge Marker
with bridge in the background.
Milwaukee Street Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 3, 2010
4. Milwaukee Street Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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