Marker 146: Last Covered Bridge

© Photographed April 26, 2015
Erected 1965 by Ozaukee County Historical Society
Cedarburg, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
43° 20.245′ N, 88° 0.296′ W

LAST
COVERED BRIDGE
Built 1876     Retired 1962
This bridge was built by the Town of Cedarburg on petition of neighboring farmers to replace periodically washed out bridges. Pine logs, cut and milled at Baraboo, were fitted and set in place in lattice truss construction with 3 X 10 inch planks secured by 2 inch hardwood pins, eliminating the use of nails or bolts, and floored by 3 inch planking. The Ozaukee County Board in 1940 voted to assume the preservation and maintenance of this bridge.
The marker and bridge are located at Covered Bridge Park on northbound Covered Bridge Road, on the northeast corner of its intersection with Cedar Creek Road, Cedarburg, Wisconsin 53012.

Fabulous list with photos and GPS coordinates!

See also, Last Covered Bridge in Wisconsin, also at this location.










See also, Last Covered Bridge in Wisconsin, also at this location. 

The marker is located at Covered Bridge Park in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

First visit, August 17, 2012

2 comments:

jdelauche said...

The Cedarburg covered bridge is the last one which had been in ACTIVE use in the state of Wisconsin. The history plaque does not make that distinction clear. During my kidhood in The Burg, I was a passenger in the family car traversing the Cedarburg covered bridge.

Wisconsin Historical Markers said...

Thank you so much for clarifying the marker! Yes, including "active" would make the marker make much more sense. What a wonderful memory -- traversing the bridge in your family car!

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