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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Steensland Bridge

 
 
Steensland Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 4, 2010
1. Steensland Bridge Marker
Inscription. The Steensland Bridge was named after Norwegian Consul Halle Steensland who donated $10,000 in 1904 for construction of a stone bridge over the Yahara River. The bridge was widened in 1950 reusing the original stone facing. The bridge was replaced with the reconstruction of East Washington Avenue in 2006. The plaque above, from the original Steensland Bridge, is displayed here as a connection to the rich past of the Yahara River Parkway. The design of the current bridge reflects the ideas of the "Prairie School" style of landscape architecture, as originally envisioned in the Yahara River Master Plan, prepared in the late 1800's by O.C. Simonds, and later updated in 1911 by John Nolen.
 
Location. 43° 5.415′ N, 89° 21.757′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of East Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Washington Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is on the southwest side of the Yahara River. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Steensland Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Burr Jones Field (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct
Steensland Bridge Plaque image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 4, 2010
2. Steensland Bridge Plaque
Inscription: This bridge presented to the City of Madison by Consul Halle Steensland in commemoration of his fifty years of residence in the city, 1855 - 1905
line); Fuller & Johnson Manufacturing Co. Office Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Yahara River Parkway (approx. mile away); Tenney Park (approx. mile away); Gisholt Machine Company Manufacturing Complex (approx. mile away); John A. Johnson made Madison's Factory District Flourish (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frank J. Hess and Sons Cooperage / Frank J. Hess, Cooper (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
More about this marker. There is an identical marker on the other side of the bridge. The page for the other marker includes more photos of bridge details.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Steensland Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 4, 2010
3. Steensland Bridge Marker
Steensland Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 4, 2010
4. Steensland Bridge Marker
This is the view from the west, with the East Washington Avenue bridge in the background.
East Washington Avenue Bridge Detail image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 4, 2010
5. East Washington Avenue Bridge Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on December 18, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 4, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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