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Peshtigo Paper Mill Covered Bridge

Photos 

Looking northwest

Photo taken by Robert Thompson in June 2010

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BH Photo #168194

Map 

Description 

This covered bridge carried liquid paper pulp from a now-demolished pulp mill across the highway to the paper mill alongside the river. The wooden sheathing is deteriorating rapidly. Update Aug 28 2011: Has been removed.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Peshtigo River for paper pulp pipeline
Location
Peshtigo, Marinette County, Wisconsin
Status
Demolished
Future prospects
Probably in a landfill
Dimensions
Total length: 310.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.05349, -87.74682   (decimal degrees)
45°03'13" N, 87°44'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/441193/4989164 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marinette West
Elevation
600 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 45537 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 28, 2011: Updated by Robert Thompson: Bridge removed.
  • September 19, 2010: Updated by Robert Thompson: Updated with information from local resident
  • June 22, 2010: Added by Robert Thompson

Comments 

Peshtigo Paper Mill Covered Bridge
Posted December 14, 2013, by Matt Lohry

Looks like the perfect opportunity for re-use of another historic bridge--a much nicer looking one! Obviously, the toughest part would be finding the right length spans...

Peshtigo Paper Mill Covered Bridge
Posted December 13, 2013, by Robert Thompson (rkt [dot] engineering [at] gmail [dot] com)

The piers are still standing; the demolition order stated that they were to be removed or re-used.

In an interesting development, the local paper announced that the city is trying to put together funding to put a fish observation deck on top of the old piers. Every spring, large numbers of spawning fish gather below the dam.