In the 1950s truss bridges were used for the majority of Kickapoo River crossings as they were easily disassembled and reassembled where needed. At one point, 17 of the 20 bridges in the 16-mile stretch from Ontario to La Farge were metal truss bridges. Bridge 13 was refurbished in 2017 through a cooperative agreement with the Ho-Chunk Nation, Kickapoo Reserve Management Board, and the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Erected 2018 by Kickapoo Valley Reserve. (Marker Number 574.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Bridges & Viaducts •
Location. 43° 37.697′ N, 90° 37.307′ W. Marker is near La Farge, Wisconsin, in Vernon County. Marker is on Old Highway 131 Trail (County Road P), on the right when traveling north. Located at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Farge WI 54639, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockton Mill Stones (approx. 1.4 miles away); St. Patrick Parish (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Kickapoo River Valley (approx. 5.7 miles away).
Regarding Bridge 13. Located on Old Highway 131 Trail it once supported vehicle traffic and now is used by trail walkers, runners, horseback riders and bicyclists.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.