Hoan Bridge to Nowhere | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


Hoan Bridge to Nowhere


The bridge over the Milwaukee Harbor named in honor of former Mayor Daniel Hoan. The bridge was constructed between 1970 and 1970, but during the period depicted here, it was a "bridge to nowhere" because of local backlash against the Milwaukee freeway system. The bridge finally opened in 1977 as part of the route of I-794. In 2000 the Hoan Bridge was again in the news when several girders cracked as a result of outmoded bridge joint design, extreme cold, and heavy trucks. The bridge reopened on October 31, 2001.


Image ID: 40666

Creation Date: 1975-04-01 

Creator Name: Unknown

City: Milwaukee

County: Milwaukee

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Wisconsin. Dept. of Transportation : Publicity photographs, circa 1960-1992

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: PH Series 2729.10

Original Dimensions: 4.75 x 3.5 inches


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