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Merrill in Lincoln County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Three Arch Stone Bridge

 
 
Three Arch Stone Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 8, 2008
1. Three Arch Stone Bridge Marker
Inscription. This bridge was constructed in 1904 to replace a wooden - truss bridge and is a rare surviving example of a stone - arch bridge in Wisconsin. Plans for the new bridge were drawn up by city engineer Charles V. Sheldon. The current bridge features three broad arches and was constructed by Fred Hesterman. Granite for the structure is believed to have been quarried north of the city. The Merrill Advocate of August 2, 1904 proudly noted: "The work (is) beautiful in symmetry and grace, a delight to every citizen of Merrill."

This bridge was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on September 12, 1996.
 
Erected 2001 by the Wisconsin Historical Society and the City of Merrill. (Marker Number 471.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 45° 10.744′ N, 89° 42.183′ W. Marker is in Merrill, Wisconsin, in Lincoln County. Marker is on West 1st Street (State Highway 64) east of Grand Avenue (State Highway 107), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Merrill WI 54452, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Three Arch Stone Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 8, 2008
2. Three Arch Stone Bridge
. T.B. Scott Free Library (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Merrill Post Office (approx. half a mile away); Merrill City Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lincoln County Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pere Rene Menard (approx. 6.4 miles away); Pomeranian Settlement in Marathon County (approx. 8.3 miles away); Pomeranian Settlement (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Three Arch Stone Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 8, 2008
3. Three Arch Stone Bridge
Three Arch Stone Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2010
4. Three Arch Stone Bridge
 
 
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