This bridge is an extremely rare example of a bobtail swing bridge. A bobtail swing bridge is not symmetrical around the swing pier like most swing bridges, and instead it has a shorter end with a counterweight at one end. Milwaukee has several bobtail swing bridges, but on a national scale these bridges are among the rarest forms of movable bridges in the country. The preservation of each surviving example is essential.
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