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Posted by Mark Hobbs@Chepstow on 2014-07-13 16:06:37

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Milwaukee Hoan Bridge

Milwaukee Hoan Bridge

The Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge is a tied arch bridge that connects Interstate 794 in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the Lake Freeway across the Milwaukee River inlet. Originally called the Harbor Bridge, it was renamed after Daniel Hoan, a former mayor of Milwaukee.

It was designed by the firm Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff and in 1975 won the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Long Span Bridge Award. Although construction on the bridge lasted briefly from 1970 until 1972, it did not open to traffic until 1977 due to public backlash against the planned Milwaukee County freeway system. This halted completion of the connecting roadways and led to the Hoan Bridge being known as "The Bridge to Nowhere."

Its unfinished state was used as the site of the car chase scene in the movie The Blues Brothers. Eventually, the bridge was connected to somewhere in September 1998, when the Lake Parkway (Wisconsin Highway 794) opened between the bridge’s southernmost exit, connecting the bridge between the Bay View neighborhood and the northeast part of Mitchell Field.

The Hoan Bridge was temporarily closed on December 13, 2000 after two of the three support beams of the lakefront span failed, causing the north-bound lanes to buckle and sag by several feet and leaving the span in a near collapsed state. No motorists were injured when the bridge failed. On December 28, 2000 engineers used explosives to remove the damaged section. The damaged span was restricted to one lane in each direction for eight months while it was reconstructed, and the remainder of the bridge underwent extensive rehabilitation and retrofitting. Two lanes in each direction were reintroduced on October 10, 2001, and the bridge was fully reopened the following month. It had never been the major traffic artery anticipated by its design: according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel at the time of its failure the six lanes of the bridge had carried an average of only 36,590 cars per day and following its reopening traffic was below even that level. A total of $16 million was spent to demolish and replace the damaged section and retrofit the remainder of the bridge.

Experts believe that improperly designed transverse beams (which tie the three support beams together) along with a period of extreme cold and snow led to the partial collapse of the Hoan Bridge.

Source: Wikipedia

Resumo em Português:

A ponte Daniel Hoan foi constuida entre 1970 e 1972 mas só foi aberta ao público em 1977 graças a oposição popular ao projeto das auto-estradas em Milwaukee. Quando a ponte foi inaugurada a estrada não estava pronta, ficou então conhecida com a ponte para lugar nenhum.
No dia 13 de dezembro de 2000 uma parte da ponte desabou devido a um erro de projeto, a combinação de gelo e neve fez com que parte da ponte desabasse. Os erros foram corrigidos e a ponte foi reaberta.

Posted by L. Felipe Castro on 2009-03-21 20:40:34

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2016 Sloan Museum car show in Flint, MI

Posted by hz536n/George Thomas on 2016-07-07 11:53:39

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Trike

Trike

Posted by Mark Hobbs@Chepstow on 2014-07-25 15:25:32

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