Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tayco Street Bridge Collapse of 1989

Temporary repairs were made to last until the new four lane bridge was built in 1993 at a cost of 3.2 million dollars. Before the accident, the Tayco Street Bridge had been what is known as a double leaf, Strauss Underneath Counterweight bascule bridge and the only bridge of this type in Menasha. But after the south leaf collapsed, it was replaced with a fixed steel girder concrete span.  Only the north leaf operates now, essentially making the bridge a single leaf structure, as seen in the photo below.

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