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Amnicon Falls Bridge


Wisconsin DNR

BH Photo #169743


This bridge was originally located nearby over the Amnicon River. It was moved to this location in 1930, and the roof was added to it in 1939. Although at the time the roof seemed appropriate, from a historic standpoint it would be best for the covering to be removed. Mr. Horton's bowstrings were very unique in that no holes were drilled into the truss members, and they were held together with a unique system of clips.

This should not be considered an authentic covered bridge because it was originally NOT covered.


Bowstring pony truss bridge over Amnicon River on Amnicon Falls State Park Trail
Douglas County, Wisconsin
Open to pedestrians
Built ca. 1900 by Charles Horton, moved to Amnicon Fall State Park in 1930 and roof added in 1939.
- Charles Horton
- La Crosse Bridge & Steel Co.
Bowstring pony truss of Charles Horton's patented design.
Span length: 55.0 ft.
Total length: 55.0 ft.
Also called
Horton Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.61088, -91.89131   (decimal degrees)
46°36'39" N, 91°53'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/584898/5162521 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
South Range
Inventory number
BH 43479 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 1, 2021: New photo from GS
  • September 1, 2015: New photo from John Loxton
  • January 29, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • July 17, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added history of bridge.
  • October 9, 2009: Added by Anthony Dillon