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Galesville in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Galesville Bridge

 
 
Galesville Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2013
1. Galesville Bridge Marker
photo caption
Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Inscription. The Galesville Bridge was erected in 1925, replacing an earlier bridge that was difficult for automobiles to access. For 86 years, the 1925 bridge carried traffic across Beaver Creek. Constructed by the Guaranty Construction Company of Minneapolis, the steel arch bridge featured a rare three-hinged arch which gave a safer approach to the bridge, and accommodated the growing popularity of the automobile. The bridge, pictured in the background of this 1930 photo, served Galesville citizens until its replacement in 2011.

Erected 2012
Wisconsin Historical Society

 
Erected 2012 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 543.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 5.06′ N, 91° 20.914′ W. Marker is in Galesville, Wisconsin, in Trempealeau County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 53) north of Ridge Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galesville WI 54630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Galesville (within shouting distance of this marker); Downtown Galesville Historic District
Galesville Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2013
2. Galesville Bridge Marker
(two-sided marker with duplicate text)
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ridge Avenue Historic District (approx. half a mile away); John F. Cance / Galesville Area Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Gale College Historic District (approx. one mile away); Decorah Peak (approx. 1.6 miles away); The McGilvray "Seven Bridges Road" (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Mississippi River Parkway: (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galesville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Replacement begins on key bridge in Galesville. LaCrosse Tribune article. "Wisconsinís worst bridge — and one of the worst in the nation — is being replaced... The bridge was inspected in 2007 after the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis because of its similar design." (Submitted on June 22, 2013.) 

2. Galesville, Wisconsin. Wikipedia entry. "Galesville is located where Beaver Creek flows into a wide area of the Mississippi River valley. The creek is impounded to form Lake Marinuka." (Submitted on June 22, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Galesville Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2013
3. Galesville Bridge Marker
Marker and Replacement Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2013
4. Marker and Replacement Bridge
2011 Galesville Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2013
5. 2011 Galesville Bridge
2011 Galesville Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2013
6. 2011 Galesville Bridge
The marker is at the left side of the photo.
Nearby Lake Marinuka image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2013
7. Nearby Lake Marinuka
Lake Marinuka image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2013
8. Lake Marinuka
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 22, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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