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Cedarburg Covered Bridge 49-46-01


The east face

Once known as the "Red Bridge," this structure was built in 1876 from timbers milled in Baraboo, Wisconsin and hauled to this location for assembly. A center pier was added in 1927 to support the weight of automobiles. In 1940, the Ozaukee County Board voted to forever preserve this bridge. It is the last historic covered bridge extant in Wisconsin. (A replica covered bridge, the Springwater Volunteer Bridge was built in Waushara County in 1997.)

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2007

BH Photo #111544

Street View 


Lattice through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Covered Bridge Road
Cedarburg, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
Open to pedestrians
Built 1876, Center Pier Added 1927, Declared Historic 1940, Bypassed 1962
Town Lattice through truss
Span length: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 14, 1973
Also called
Red Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.33775, -88.00485   (decimal degrees)
43°20'16" N, 88°00'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/418546/4798812 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Five Corners
Inventory numbers
NRHP 73000092 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 36229 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 4, 2015: New photos from John Loxton
  • February 26, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • February 24, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • June 20, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge was NOT lost in 1962
  • March 15, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Street View
  • July 9, 2009: New photos from Brian McKee
  • April 18, 2009: New photo from J.R. Manning
  • April 10, 2009: New photo from J.R. Manning
  • August 8, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated NRHP Listing
  • August 6, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • February 8, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Covered Spans of Yesteryear - Old photos of the bridge
  • HABS WI-28-12 - Covered Bridge, Spanning Cedar Creek Vicinity, Cedarburg vicinity, Ozaukee County, WI
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • John Loxton


Cedarburg Covered Bridge 49-46-01
Posted May 16, 2014, by Nick Glorioso (njg33 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I used to ride my bicycle to this bridge as a kid (over 40 years ago). The route my friend and I would take was about 55 miles, each way. Now, I ride my motorcycle to the bridge. It has also become a favorite of my daughter.

Cedarburg Covered Bridge
Posted April 18, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I was trying out a new device a couple of weeks ago and was able to get this overview shot of the bridge.