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Inventory Number: WI/49-46-01
County: Ozaukee County
Township:
Town/Village: Cedarburg
Bridge Name: Cedarburg
Crosses: Cedar Creek
Truss type: Town
Spans: 1+
Length: 120'
Roadway Width:
Built: 1876
Builder:
When Lost: standing
Cause:
Latitude: N43 20.25
Longitude: W088 00.29
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Directions: 1.2 miles north of jct WI60/143 on east side of bypassed section of Covered Bridge Rd.

Cedarburg Bridge, Cedarburg, Ozaukee County, WI Built 1876
Todd Clark Collection


Cedarburg Bridge, Cedarburg, Ozaukee County, WI Built 1876
Todd Clark Collection


Cedarburg Bridge, Cedarburg, Ozaukee County, WI Built 1876
Todd Clark Collection

Comments:
Closed. This structure is the last remaining historic covered wooden bridge in the state of Wisconsin. In 1850, Michael Hickey was paid $38.00 to build a bridge near his residence which was severely damaged in the spring flooding of 1876. The planking and timber for the replacement bridge was white pine obtained from a mill near Baraboo, Wisconsin, which cut and squared all lumber. A center support was added in 1927. The bridge came under the jurisdiction of the county highway department in the 1940's, and was officially retired from service in 1962.
Sources:
Town of Cedarburg. Town of Cedarburg Introduction, http://www.town.cedarburg.wi.us/cm/pdfs/Introduction%209-09.pdf
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. World Guide to Covered Bridges, 2009, page 162

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