Capital city Madison
Population 5,893,718 (2020)
Surface 169,790 km²
Governor Tony Evers (D)
Member of the US since 1848

Wisconsin is one of the fifty states of the United States. The state is located in the north of the country, on the Great Lakes. Wisconsin’s abbreviation is WI. Its nickname is ‘The Badger State’. Badger is the English name for the badger. With a population of 5,711,767, Wisconsin is the 19th most populous state in the US. Wisconsin borders the states of Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. The capital of Wisconsin is Madison.

Towns

There are many cities in Wisconsin. Here are the five largest.

Largest Cities in Wisconsin

Name Inhabitants County
1. Milwaukee 594,833 Milwaukee County
2. Madison 233,209 Dane County
3. Green Bay 104.057 Brown County
4. Kenosha 99,218 Kenosha County
5. Racine 78,860 Racine County

How many counties in Wisconsin? The State of Wisconsin comprises 72 counties.

Adams County, Wisconsin
Ashland County, Wisconsin
Barron County, Wisconsin
Bayfield County, Wisconsin
Brown County, Wisconsin
Buffalo County, Wisconsin
Burnett County, Wisconsin
Calumet County, Wisconsin
Chippewa County, Wisconsin
Clark County, Wisconsin
Columbia County, Wisconsin
Crawford County, Wisconsin
Dane County, Wisconsin
Dodge County, Wisconsin
Door County, Wisconsin
Douglas County, Wisconsin
Dunn County, Wisconsin
Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
Florence County, Wisconsin
Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
Forest County, Wisconsin
Grant County, Wisconsin
Green County, Wisconsin
Green Lake County, Wisconsin
Iowa County, Wisconsin
Iron County, Wisconsin
Jackson County, Wisconsin
Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Juneau County, Wisconsin
Kenosha County, Wisconsin
Kewaunee County, Wisconsin
La Crosse County, Wisconsin
Lafayette County, Wisconsin
Langlade County, Wisconsin
Lincoln County, Wisconsin
Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
Marathon County, Wisconsin
Marinette County, Wisconsin
Marquette County, Wisconsin
Menominee County, Wisconsin
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Monroe County, Wisconsin
Oconto County, Wisconsin
Oneida County, Wisconsin
Outagamie County, Wisconsin
Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
Pepin County, Wisconsin
Pierce County, Wisconsin
Polk County, Wisconsin
Portage County, Wisconsin
Price County, Wisconsin
Racine County, Wisconsin
Richland County, Wisconsin
Rock County, Wisconsin
Rusk County, Wisconsin
Saint Croix County, Wisconsin
Sauk County, Wisconsin
Sawyer County, Wisconsin
Shawano County, Wisconsin
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
Taylor County, Wisconsin
Trempealeau County, Wisconsin
Vernon County, Wisconsin
Vilas County, Wisconsin
Walworth County, Wisconsin
Washburn County, Wisconsin
Washington County, Wisconsin
Waukesha County, Wisconsin
Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Waushara County, Wisconsin
Winnebago County, Wisconsin
Wood County, Wisconsin

Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Skyline

Milwaukee is a major city in the United States with a population of 604,477 in the year 2008. It is located in the state of Wisconsin which is in the north of the US. Although Milwaukee is Wisconsin’s largest city, it is not the capital. That is the much smaller Madison. Milwaukee has a very large metropolitan area with a population of approximately 1.7 million. The city is not located on a sea or a river, but on one of the Great Lakes. It is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. There are many German immigrants in the city. Milwaukee is the financial, industrial, political and cultural center of Wisconsin. A large part of the population is of African origin.

Partner cities

  • Galway – Ierland
  • Białystok – Poland
  • Carora – Venezuela
  • Manisa – Turkey
  • Morogoro – Tanzania
  • Omsk – Russia
  • Thungulu – Zuid-Afrika
  • Ningbo – China
  • Schwerin – Germany

Mississippi (river)

Map of Mississippi

The Mississippi is the second longest river in all of North America and the fourth longest river in the entire world. The river is 400 meters wide and 3766 kilometers long. The state of Mississippi is named after the river, because it flows through it. The name Mississippi is a Native American name meaning ‘father of the waters’.

Geography

The river starts at Lake Itasca in Minnesota and flows into the Gulf of Mexico. The water takes 90 days to get from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. The major tributaries of the Mississippi are the Ohio, Arkansas, and Red River. By the way, the Mississippi flows through the following states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana, and empties into the Gulf of Mexico. It also flows through New Orleans, a major city in Louisiana.

Mississippi River Bridge (La Crosse, Wisconsin)

Mississippi River Bridge
Spans Mississippi River
Lanes 2×2
Total length 772 / 783 meter
Main overvoltage 145 meter
Bridge deck height 21 meter
Opening 07-1940 / 17-11-2004
Traffic intensity 17,000 mvt/day
Location Map

The Mississippi River Bridge are two bridges in the United States, located in the state of Wisconsin. The bridges span the Mississippi River at La Crosse.

Characteristics

The connection actually consists of three bridges, a short girder bridge over the western branch of the Mississippi River, which lies on the border of the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin, and a cantilever truss bridge and an arch bridge over the main Mississippi River that lies entirely in Wisconsin..

Cass Street

The North Bridge is located on Cass Street and handles westbound traffic. This is a steel cantilever truss bridge with a length of 772 meters. The main span is 145 meters. The bridge is 9 meters wide and lies a maximum of 20 meters above the Mississippi River. The bridge has two lanes and a bicycle/pedestrian path on the outside.

Cameron Avenue

The South Bridge is located in Cameron Avenue and is barely 10 meters away from the North Bridge. This is a steel arch bridge with a total length of 783 meters and a main span of also 145 meters. At 15 meters, this bridge is a lot wider and has two lanes and a bicycle/footpath on the inside.

History

The bridge was constructed in two phases. The oldest bridge is the Cass Street cantilever bridge, which opened in July 1940. This bridge originally handled all through east-west traffic in southern Minnesota and ended in downtown La Crosse. From 1967 through traffic went over the I-90 Mississippi River Bridge. The bridge was renovated in 1983.

A second span was built in the early 2000s. A different bridge type has been chosen. This bridge opened to traffic on November 17, 2004.

Traffic intensities

Every day, approximately 17,000 vehicles cross both bridges combined.

Wisconsin - The Badger State

Wisconsin – The Badger State
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