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Hoan Bridge to Nowhere

Hoan Bridge to Nowhere | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
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.
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, 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
SUBJECTS
Cities and towns
Aerial photographs
Bridges
Express highways
Harbors

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