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Hoan Bridge

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Identification

Hoan Bridge
Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge, Milwaukee Harbor Bridge
243215

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Structure in General

bridge
existing [completed]
modernism

Usages

vehicle traffic

Facts

  • The bridge is an untied steel arch suspension span bridge.
  • Because of a dispute over the proposed southern freeway expansion, the bridge did not open to traffic until 1977, earning the nickname of "The bridge to nowhere".
  • This bridge resembles the Pennybacker Bridge in Austin, Texas. The two bridges were the only two of their kind during the 1980s.
  • Named in honor of the former socialist mayor of Milwaukee Daniel Hoan, who served between 1916–1940.
  • On December 13, 2000, a portion of the northbound lanes collapsed due to a failure of steel supports. The span would reopen following extensive repairs in November 2001.

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Location

Spanning the Milwaukee River along Interstate 794
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
U.S.A.

Technical Data

120.00 ft
120.00 ft
1970
1972
$75,100,000

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