Milwaukee Harbor Bridge
|Function / usage:||
Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
|Other name(s):||Daniel W. Hoan Memorial Bridge|
Geographic Information & Related Structures
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA, North America
Completion of the bridge.
Opened to traffic after completion of access roads.
Two of the three girders supporting a section of the southbound lanes fail, causing them to sag nearly 3 meters. The bridge is immediately closed. The damaged section is later removed by explosive demolition.
The bridge reopens after extensive repairs and retrofitting. An investigation concluded that improperly installed transverse beams combined with a period of extreme cold and snow contributed to the partial collapse.
Currently there is no information available about persons or companies having participated in this project.
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- Brücken / Bridges (4th edition), Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart (Germany), ISBN 3421025908, 1994; pp. 249-250