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Port Washington in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fishermen's Park Access Bridge

 
 
Fishermen's Park Access Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
1. Fishermen's Park Access Bridge Marker
Inscription. This Fishermen's Park Access Bridge over the Sauk Creek is the only remaining King Post Bridge in Wisconsin. It is unique for its all-metal King Post Construction, certified as significant in 1987 by the National Park Service using criteria for the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1925, the bridge originally stood in front of the Port Brewery and spanned Valley Creek in Lower Lake Park. In the early 1930's the bridge was moved to this location at the request of the Wisconsin Electric Power Company, which was building its Port Washington Plant. In 1997 this bridge was selected by the Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation as one of the ten most endangered historic properties in the state. The City of Port Washington restored this historic bridge in 2009.

This plaque donated Shirley Schanen Gruen.
 
Location. 43° 23.186′ N, 87° 52.158′ W. Marker is in Port Washington, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. Touch for map. Marker is along the Harborwalk on the north side of the bridge. The bridge connects Fishermen's Park with Coal Dock Park. Marker is in this post office area: Port Washington WI 53074, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sauk Creek Habitat Improvement Project (a few steps from this marker); National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark

Fishermen's Park Access Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
2. Fishermen's Park Access Bridge
(within shouting distance of this marker); Port Washington State Bank Centennial Pavilion (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Art of Commercial Fishing (about 500 feet away); They Had To Go A Fishin' (about 500 feet away); Those That Fished (about 500 feet away); Of Valor and Sorrow (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Those That Fished (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Washington.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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