Three Arch Stone Bridge
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 45° 10.748 W 089° 42.168
16T E 287643 N 5006404
Quick Description: Three Arch Stone Bridge on State Hwy 64 over the Prairie River near 200 W. First Street in Merrill
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 4/15/2007 7:25:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM1DV2
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
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Long Description:
"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 Nation Register of Historic Places on September 12, 1996.

Erected 2001
Wisconsin Historical Society
City of Merrill
County: Lincoln

Location: Park

MarkerID: 470

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