The Cobban Bridge Historical Marker
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 45° 06.355 W 091° 12.584
15T E 640840 N 4996275
Quick Description: The Cobban Bridge Historical Marker at Wayside off Hwy 178 near junction with County Road T near Cobban
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 5/25/2007 7:12:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM1K9Z
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 53

Long Description:
“The Cobban Bridge, constructed in 1908 by the Modern Steel Structural Company of Waukesha, is a two-span Pennsylvania overhead truss type bridge and is the oldest of its kind in Wisconsin. Originally it crossed the Chippewa River just upstream from its junction with the Yellow River. The bridge was dismantled during the construction of the Wissota Dam in 1916, and through the efforts of Oscar Anderson, a Cobban store owner, the bridge was acquired to be placed on land donated by S. C. F. Cobban. During the winters of 1916 and 1917, the disassembled bridge was hauled here by horse and sled, with the movers receiving one dollar per ton for the fifteen mile trip. Footings were placed by the L. G. Arnold Company and reconstruction was done by Cromby and Thailacker of Milwaukee in 1918-19. The ferry that had provided a crossing to Cobban was discontinued, replaced by the Cobban Bridge, which was soon nicknamed the “Little Wagon Bridge.”

Erected 1986”
County: Chippewa

Location: Wayside

MarkerID: 278

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