Wisconsin's Titanic Truss To Barge In On the Mississippi

Illia, Tony
December 2003
ENR: Engineering News-Record;12/22/2003, Vol. 251 Issue 25, p16
Trade Publication
A bridge contractor on December 17 is scheduled to float a mammoth arched steel bridge truss across the Mississippi River to its final resting place in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The 2.8-million-lb, 475-ft-long structure will become part of a new 2,573-ft-long, 11-span bridge being built by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The old bridge carries about 19,000 vehicles daily and is one of only two river crossings in the area. The bridge is expected to open in November 2004.


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