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Hoan Bridge to Nowhere

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DESCRIPTION

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.

RECORD DETAILS

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, ca. 1960-1992

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: PH Series 2729.10

Original Dimensions: 4.75 x 3.5 inches

SUBJECTS

Aerial photographs

Bridges

Cities and towns

Express highways

Harbors

Human settlements

Intellectual life

Transportation

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