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Hoan Bridge to Nowhere

Hoan Bridge to Nowhere
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Title: Hoan Bridge to Nowhere
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.

Image ID: 40666
April 1, 1975 
City, State: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Wisconsin. Dept. of Transportation : Publicity photographs, ca. 1960-1992
Genre: Photograph
Subjects: Cities and towns
Express highways
Aerial photographs

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