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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 26.719′ N, 90° Touch for map. Marker is in Pier Natural Bridge Park. Marker is in this post office area: Richland Center WI 53581, United States of America.
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.)
Categories. • Natural Features • Notable Places • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 716 times since then and 30 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.