Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Company Photo Albums, circa 1898-1952


The Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Company was founded in Wauwatosa in 1870 by George Weinhagen and was located at 62nd and State streets. In 1890, the company moved to North Milwaukee near the intersection of North 35th Street and West Villard Avenue. The company was a fabricator and erector of steel and iron bridges and other large structures. WB&I was responsible for the many large structures and bridges all over the United States, especially in the Midwest. In 1980 WB&I was sold to Burning Hills Steel Co., located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1982 WB&I filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and closed its North Milwaukee facility, eliminating 274 positions. The company was finally involuntarily dissolved in 1990.