The Bridges of Racine, Wisconsin

Photo by JR Manning

A few days ago, a local newspaper in Racine, Wisconsin did a video on the city’s historic bridges, both past and present. Racine is located along Lake Michigan, north of Chicago. The city is the headquarters of a number of industries, including J. I. Case heavy equipment, S. C. Johnson & Son cleaning and chemical products, Dremel Corporation, Reliance Controls Corporation time controls and transfer switches, Twin Disc, and Arthur B. Modine heat exchangers. The Mitchell & Lewis Company, a wagonmaker in the 19th century, began making motorcycles and automobiles as Mitchell-Lewis Motor Company at the start of the 20th century. Racine is also home to InSinkErator, manufacturers of the first garbage disposal. Racine was also historically home to the Horlicks malt factory, where malted milk balls were first developed, and the Western Publishing factory where Little Golden Books were printed. Prominent architects in Racine’s history include A. Arthur Guilbert and Edmund Bailey Funston, and the city is home to several works by Frank Lloyd Wright.

The city is also home to some unique historic bridges which a newspaper decided to profile in a video. You can find the video with some facts here:

A Tour Guide of Racine’s Bridges via can be found here:



Have a great weekend and Happy Trails! 🙂