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Cedarburg Covered Bridge 49-46-01

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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

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Facts 

Overview
Lattice through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Covered Bridge Road
Location
Cedarburg, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1876, Center Pier Added 1927, Declared Historic 1940, Bypassed 1962
Design
Town Lattice through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
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)
USGS topographic map
Five Corners
Inventory numbers
NRHP 73000092 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 36229 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • 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

Sources 

  • 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
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

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.

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