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Monona in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Black Bridge

1904

 
 
Black Bridge 1904 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Gordon Govier, June 13, 2009
1. Black Bridge 1904 Marker
Inscription. Fabricated by the Iowa Iron Company, the early well known bridge was built like a railroad trestle with black overhead supports. It served as the area's only route across the Yahara River. Nearby speakesies and its edge-of-town location gave the area a dubious reputation in the Prohibition Era.
 
Erected by Monona Landmark Commission and Anchor Savings and Loan Association.
 
Location. 43° 2.966′ N, 89° 20.228′ W. Marker is in Monona, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Bridge Road just west of Winnequah Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in the 6300 block of Bridge Road. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53716, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paunack Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Outlet Mound (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Nichols Home - Circa 1878 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bungalowen (approx. half a mile away); Royal Airport / Charles Lindbergh (approx. 0.9 miles away); Edna Taylor Conservation Park (approx. one mile away); Otto Schroeder House (approx. 1.3 miles away); George Kalbfleisch, Jr. Farm House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Monona.
 
Also see . . .
A Second Black Bridge 1904 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Gordon Govier, June 13, 2009
2. A Second Black Bridge 1904 Marker
Located next to first marker on the bridge.

Black Bridge - 1967
This bridge named for old black iron truss bridge built on this site in 1905.
 Historic Blooming Grove Township. A historic photo of the bridge and additional information can be found here. (Submitted on June 15, 2009.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyBridges & Viaducts
 
Today's Black Bridge, named after the original Black Bridge. Photo, Click for full size
By Gordon Govier, June 13, 2009
3. Today's Black Bridge, named after the original Black Bridge.
View from Bridge - Looking South Photo, Click for full size
By Gordon Govier, June 13, 2009
4. View from Bridge - Looking South
View from Bridge - Looking North. Photo, Click for full size
By Gordon Govier, June 13, 2009
5. View from Bridge - Looking North.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,011 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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