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Near Town of Manitowoc Rapids in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Collins Road Bridge Span

 
 
Collins Road Bridge Span Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 5, 2011
1. Collins Road Bridge Span Marker
Inscription. This bridge was originally one of five spans that carried Collins Road over the Manitowoc River in the Town of Rockland. Built in 1911, it was replaced in 2001 and moved to Pinecrest Historical Village. This span is preserved to illustrate the typical riveted-metal truss construction of Warren Pony Truss bridges. These bridges were prevalent in Wisconsin from the early 20th century through the 1930s. After that time, concrete bridges were promoted as less costly to build, maintenance-free, and easily widened to meet changing traffic needs.
 
Erected 2006 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 478.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 44° 6.375′ N, 87° 47.197′ W. Marker was near Town of Manitowoc Rapids, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County. Marker could be reached from Pinecrest Lane 0.4 miles south of County Road JJ. Touch for map. Marker is located in Pine Crest Historical Village. Marker was at or near this postal address: 924 Pinecrest Lane, Manitowoc WI 54220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies
Collins Road Bridge Span Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 5, 2011
2. Collins Road Bridge Span Marker
. Site of Gjerpen Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Winnebago Trail (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Wampum or Mexico (approx. 4.1 miles away); First Court House and Jail (approx. 4.3 miles away); Old Military Road (approx. 4.3 miles away); County Hospital Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Potter's Field Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
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The marker has been removed. Per staff at the Pinecrest Historical Village (Manitowoc County Historical Society), the marker was taken down as they did not want to keep the bridge span as a historic site. The bridge span is still there, but has become overgrown with vegetation.
    — Submitted October 16, 2018, by Eric Kuntz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Collins Road Bridge Span image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 5, 2011
3. Collins Road Bridge Span
Collins Road Bridge Span image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 5, 2011
4. Collins Road Bridge Span
Close up of rivet section
Collins Road Bridge Span image. Click for full size.
By Eric Kuntz, October 5, 2018
5. Collins Road Bridge Span
Current condition; marker removed
Collins Road Bridge Span Marker image. Click for full size.
By Melinda Roberts, July 14, 2012
6. Collins Road Bridge Span Marker
The marker is inside The Pinecrest Historical Village. This is the sign at the entrance to the Village, on Pinecrest Road.
Collins Road Bridge Span Marker image. Click for full size.
By Melinda Roberts, July 14, 2012
7. Collins Road Bridge Span Marker
Pass this second sign and follow the road to the end of the parking lot to find the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 17, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   5. submitted on October 16, 2018, by Eric Kuntz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.   6, 7. submitted on July 14, 2012, by Melinda Roberts of De Pere, United States. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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