The Steensland Bridge

 Photographed April 11, 2014
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
The Steensland Bridge was named after Norwegian Consul Halle Steensland who donated $10,000 in 1904 for construction of a stone bridge over the Yahara River. The bridge was widened in 1950 reusing the original stone facing. The bridge was replaced with the reconstruction of East Washington Avenue in 2006. The plaque above, from the original Steensland Bridge, is displayed here as a connection to the rich past of the Yahara River Parkway. The design of the current bridge reflects the ideas of the "Prairie School" style of landscape architecture, as originally envisioned in the Yahara River Master Plan, prepared in the late 1800's by O.C. Simonds, and later updated in 1911 by John Nolen.
The marker is located on the west bank of the Yahara River, on the Yahara River Bike Path, just north of its intersection with East Main Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703.

NOTE: The marker is best accessible from East Main Street. There is parking in front of the Yahara River View Apartments at 1459 East Main Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703. See photo of entrance to the Yahara River Bike Path from East Main Street, below.

WI BIO - Dane County - STEENSLAND, Halle
Biographical Review of Dane County, WI. Chicago: Biographical Review Pub. Co. 1893, Vol I, pp 189-190

 The marker is in the center island, between the two pathways.

East Main Street entrance to the Yahara River Bike Path.

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