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

Last Covered Bridge

Built 1876 · Retired 1962

 
 
Last Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, September 5, 2009
1. Last Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription.  

This bridge was built by the Town of Cedarburg on petition of neighboring farmers to replace periodically washed out bridges. Pine logs, cut and milled at Baraboo, were fitted and set in place in lattice truss construction with 3 x 10 inch planks secured by 2 inch hardwood pins, eliminating the use of nails or bolts, and floored by 3 inch planking. The Ozaukee County Board in 1940 voted to assume the preservation and maintenance of this bridge.
 
Erected 1965 by Ozaukee County Historical Society. (Marker Number 146.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges, and the Wisconsin Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
 
Location. 43° 20.245′ N, 88° 0.296′ W. Marker is in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. Marker is on Covered Bridge Road, one mile north of Wisconsin Highway 60,143, on the right when traveling north. Bridge is located 1 mile north of the intersection of State Hwys 60 and 143 and
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Covered Bridge Road, known as the Five Corners. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cedarburg WI 53012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kaehlers Mill (approx. half a mile away); Deckers Corners (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cedarburg Woolen Mill (approx. 2.6 miles away); Historic Cedarburg (approx. 2.8 miles away); Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Interurban Bridge / Riding the Interurban (approx. 2.8 miles away); The First 100 Years (approx. 2.9 miles away); Origin of Cedar Creek / Mills on the Creek (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cedarburg.
 
Last Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, September 5, 2009
2. Last Covered Bridge Marker
West side of double sided marker
Last Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, September 5, 2009
3. Last Covered Bridge Marker
East side of double sided marker
Last Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, September 5, 2009
4. Last Covered Bridge Marker
Plaque at top of gable on front of bridge
Last Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Greta Schassler, December 17, 2023
5. Last Covered Bridge Marker
Last Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, September 5, 2009
6. Last Covered Bridge Marker
South entrance to bridge with marker on the right
Covered Bridge Interior image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Greta Schassler, December 17, 2023
7. Covered Bridge Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,003 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 28, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   5. submitted on December 18, 2023, by Greta Schassler of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.   6. submitted on May 28, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   7. submitted on December 18, 2023, by Greta Schassler of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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