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Milwaukee Harbor Bridge

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General Information

Structural Type: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Other name(s): Daniel W. Hoan Memorial Bridge
Completed in: 1973
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA, North America

Technical Information


arch steel



Completion of the bridge.


Opened to traffic after completion of access roads.

December 2000

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.

November 2001

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.

Relevant Web Sites

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Relevant Publications

  • Leonhardt, Fritz Brücken / Bridges (4th edition), Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart (Germany), ISBN 3421025908, 1994; pp. 249-250
Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0000507
Created: 16/11/1999
Last Updated: 22/07/2014