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

Three Arch Stone Bridge

 
 
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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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1864.
 
Location. 45° 10.744′ N, 89° 42.183′ W. Marker is in Merrill, Wisconsin, in Lincoln County. Marker is on West 1st Street
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By Keith L, June 8, 2008
2. Three Arch Stone Bridge
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(State Highway 64) east of Grand Avenue (State Highway 107), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Merrill WI 54452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Baesemann Cemetery (approx. 17.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merrill.
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,631 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on July 22, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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