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Mud Creek (Asylum) Bridge

Photos 

East Elevation

Photo taken by J.R. Manning

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BH Photo #141481

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Mud Creek on recreational trail
Location
Grand Chute, Outagamie County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to pedestrians & bicycles
History
Likely built by inmates of the county asylum
Design
Rubble-fieldstone arch with limestone voussoirs. The arch springs about 18" above the water to a clearance of 7' for a span of 26'. The span is about 37' long with a width of about 22'. The bridge does not appear on the state bridge database. It is now on county grounds and it part of a recreational trail.
Dimensions
Span length: 37.0 ft.
Total length: 37.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Also called
Mud Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.27824, -88.45943   (decimal degrees)
44°16'42" N, 88°27'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/383539/4903812 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Appleton
Inventory number
BH 37450 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added GPS Coordinates
  • September 20, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Comments 

Mud Creek (Asylum) Bridge
Posted August 23, 2014, by AR

What makes you say it was likely built by asylum inmates?