Rockbridge in Richland County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The West Branch of Pine River flows under Rockbridge, joining the Pine River a few hundred feet to the east. Long ago, however, the West Branch of the Pine River flowed south in its own river valley on the other side of this sandstone ridge. Like most rivers, the West Branch of the Pine River and the Pine River shifted back and forth, gradually scouring away, grain by grain, their sandstone river bottoms. Eventually these rivers undercut their valleys along the east and west sides of the sandstone ridge and created the cliff overhang and natural bridge opening here. Spilling under Rockbridge, the West Branch of the Pine River merges with the Pine River to flow south towards the Wisconsin River.
Erected 1998 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 381.)
Topics and series. Natural Features • Notable Places • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
Location. 43° 26.719′ N, 90° 21.794′ W. Marker is in Rockbridge, Wisconsin, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 80 north of County Highway D, on the left when traveling north. Marker is in Pier Natural Bridge Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richland Center WI 53581, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pier Park (here, next to this marker); Troop Encampment (a few steps from this marker); The Little Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Patrick's (approx. 5 miles away); Krouskop Park (approx. 7.2 miles away); Wisconsin Purple Heart Memorial Highway (approx. 7.2 miles away); Birthplace of GTE (approx. 7.2 miles away); Ada James (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockbridge.
Also see . . . Wisconsin Underground. (Submitted on May 8, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 825 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 8, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.