Sherman Avenue Crossing

© Photographed May 14, 2017
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
43.094833, -89.369697
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Sherman Avenue Crossing
The original Sherman Avenue crossing over the Yahara River was a wooden bridge built by Leonard Farwell circa 1848. It was replaced in 1874. By 1904 the bridge consisted of steel beams, plates and rivets with a wooden plank deck. There are four similar bridges over the Yahara River in use today, all of which were initially constructed as railroad bridges.

This bridge was replaced in 1934 by a steel bridge with a concrete arch facade. The beams, deck and railings of the 1934 bridge were replaced in 2003 with concrete beams and facade and railing that match the 1934 construction.
The marker is located adjacent to entrance to the Tenny Park Lock boat ramp, on the north side of the Yahara River, and is accessible from southbound Sherman Avenue on the north side of Sherman Avenue Bridge, in Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

With Tenny Lock visible to the left
and Lake Mendota in the distance.

Looking west at Lake Mendota from near the marker location.

Looking south across the Yahara Bridge.

Looking west at Tenny Lock from the Yahara Bridge.

Looking north along Sherman Avenue and across the Yahara Bridge.

Looking west at the east side of the Yahara Bridge.

Beautiful scenery near the marker location.

The marker is located at Tenny Lock Park in Madison, Wisconsin.

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