I did not know the bridge had been reconstructed. What a surprise!! Great job and many thanks to the efforts of those that made it possible. My Grandma, Victoria Wucher, lived up the hill. It was so exciting to go to "the bridge". Walking across it was an adventure as a child, the wood planks were not evenly spaced, you could see the water below, and I always felt a little bit like I might fall through the cracks. Of course I walked acrossed it, you had to in order to get to the Silver Dollar to get Dad for dinner! Great memories, playing in the creek, going to the IGA for treats, and the egg farm next door and the mystery of the old mill.
Photographers beware! One of the neighbors of this bridge has verbally assaulted several people for trying to take pictures of this bridge. She claims it is her bridge and you aren't allowed to take pictures without her permission. I personally saw her do this.
Lots of memories. Grew up in Old Appleton and jumped off this bridge many times to swim in Apple Creek.
Hello. Both of my parents were born and raised in Old Appleton. My great-uncle owned the brewery before McGovern bought it. My Grandpa owned the saloon. We use to go fishing in the creek. We'd walk across the bridge, seemed everytime there was a car that had to cross. The memories that I and my 2 brothers have, are some of the most wonderful and happiest memories of our lives. God Bless all who care about Old Appleton.
My grandpa used to live next to the post office and we used to swim and jump off the old bridge back in the 70's. My kids and I still go there from time to time and I am so glad they finally got the new bridge up. It hasn't been the same without a bridge connecting the two halves of the town.
Thank God and all those who helped for making sure it was a replica and not an ugly concrete eyesore.
I just got back a few minutes ago from the bridge. As children, our families had cabins on the "creek". We went through several floods and survived them all. The last time I visited the area was before my mother died. She wanted to see what "was left after the flood". I wished she could be around today to see your new bridge. What a wonderful job you all did. Thank you. A few tears fell while I stood looking and remembering. Van's Tavern looks the same but much worn with age. As a child, I made the local paper along with my friend when we wrecked our mini bike motorcycles on the bridge.
Again thank you. GREAT JOB!!!
Thank goodness MODOT didn't get their hands on this one. I remember riding across this bridge as a kid. It is really something special to see it back where it belongs.