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Memorial Drive Bridge

   


Memorial Drive Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: April 14, 2013
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Memorial Drive Over Root River
Location
Racine: Racine County, Wisconsin
Structure Type
Concrete Open Spandrel Deck Arch, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete Closed Spandrel Deck Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1936 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
82 Feet (25 Meters)
Structure Length
192 Feet (58.5 Meters)
Roadway Width
40 Feet (12.2 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s) and 1 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
P51070500000000

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This bridge contains two open spandrel arch spans over the Root River. These spans are configured somewhat uncommonly as two wide arch ribs side by side. There is also a closed spandrel arch span over a walkway, which by appearance and design could also be thought of as a tunnel through the abutment. The bridge appears to retain good historic integrity with no major alterations below deck level, but the original railings have been replaced with ugly metal railings.

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