Sparta, Wisconsin

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Beaver Creek Covered Bridge 49-42-b (Monroe County, Wisconsin)
Built in a blighted part of the community in 2009. The project was the first improvement in the area, which is now a beautiful plaza area complete with a farmers market.
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Downtown Pedestrian Path
Open to pedestrians only

Ben Bikin' Park Footbridge (Monroe County, Wisconsin)
Built in 2011 by the Five Shovelmen
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over LaCrosse River on Park vehicles, Bicycles, Snowmobiles
Open to pedestrians only

CNW - Farmers Valley Creek Bridge (Monroe County, Wisconsin)
Built 1911
Deck plate girder bridge over Farmers Valley Creek on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Open to pedestrians only

CNW - Harmony Avenue Overpass (Monroe County, Wisconsin)
Built 1911
Through Girder bridge over Harmony Ave on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Derelict/abandoned

CP - Farmers Valley Creek Bridge (Monroe County, Wisconsin)
Built 1907, South Track Replaced Ca. 2000
Deck plate girder bridge over Farmers Valley Creek on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open

Farmers Valley Creek Bridge (Monroe County, Wisconsin)
Built 1927
Concrete stringer bridge over Farmers Valley Creek on Milwaukee Street
Open to traffic

Main Street Bridge (Monroe County, Wisconsin)
Replaced 1955
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Beaver Creek on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Mary Morrow Covered Bridge 49-42-d (Monroe County, Wisconsin)
It was built to replace a failing bridge in the winter of 2013-2014
Town lattice truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Pedestrians, Snowmobiles, Bikes
Open to traffic

Milwaukee Avenue Viaduct (Monroe County, Wisconsin)
Built 1939; rehabilitated 1990
Deck truss bridge over Milwaukee Ave/Farmers Valley Creek/CP Rwy on WI 16/WI 71 in Sparta
Open to traffic

The Five Shovelmen Bridge (Monroe County, Wisconsin)
The bridge groundbreaking was on Dec 9, 2015. It was constructed entirely by volunteers known as the Five Shovelmen. The bridge has its origins in a Conditional Use Permit agree to by US Silica and the City of Sparta.
Modern bowstring through truss bridge over LaCrosse River on Pedestrians and Bicycles
Open to traffic. Dedicated September 20, 2016

The Love Lock Bridge (Monroe County, Wisconsin)
The most recent preceeding bridge was built in 2006 from a kit by City of Sparta Department of Public Works. New abutments with pilings were placed after its demolition in early 2020, and a new structure was completed in July of 2020.
Timber arch bridge over Beaver Creek on Pedestrians in Beaver Creek Park
Open to traffic

The Pointe Covered Bridge 49-42-c (Monroe County, Wisconsin)
built to replace a bridge in the same location
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Park vehicles, Bikes, snowmobiles and pedestrians
Excellent

Walrath Bridge (Monroe County, Wisconsin)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over LaCrosse River on Walrath Street
Removed but not replaced