|Title:||Historic McGilvray bridges and the friends who saved them: Historic truss bridges in the Van Loon Wildlife Area, La Crosse County, Wisconsin|
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|Publisher:||The Friends of McGilvray Road (2001)|
Home All Categories Historic McGilvray bridges and the friends who saved them: Historic truss bridges in the Van Loon Wildlife Area, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. ISBN13: 9780971470309. Historic McGilvray bridges and the friends who saved them: Historic truss bridges in the Van Loon Wildlife Area, La Crosse County, Wisconsin.
steel truss bridges. Wisconsin - La Crosse County - La Crosse. The La Crosse Bridge and Steel Company of La Crosse, Wisconsin, obtained the rights to manufacture Horton's bridge design, when the firm incorporated in 1900. Between 1905 and 1908, the company erected five, possibly six, patent bowstring bridges along the McGilvray Road. Survey number: HAER WI-22-D. Building/structure dates: 1905 Initial Construction.
McGilvray Road passes through the river bottoms of the Black River just north of La Crosse, Wisconsin. The road served the logging industry and immigrant farmers for nearly a century, then sat abandoned for 50 years. The road and its historic bridges were restored in the mid-1990s by area residents who worked as a community to save a nearly forgotten part of their local history. This photo tour is a look at these historic bridges 15 years after their restoration. McGilvray Road Signs And Markers.
La Crosse, Wisconsin. List of bridges on the National Register of Historic Places in Wisconsin. National Register of Historic Places listings in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Liste der Einträge im National Register of Historic Places im La Crosse County. This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details may not fully reflect the modified file.
The five bowstring truss bridges remain in place and a fifth pony truss bridge was relocated here to replace the wooden bridge. The maintenance of the old bridges is accomplished with volunteer labor, the Friends of McGilvray Road in partnership with the Wisconsin DNR. Bowstring trusses, one time plentiful, are now rare and only eight examples remain in Wisconsin - five of those eight are on McGilvray Road. As for the hiking, well, nature has pretty much consumed McGilvray Road, popularly known as Seven Bridges Road.
Bridge No. 4 (La Crosse, Wisconsin). Redirected from Bridge No. 4 (Van Loon Wildlife Area)). Bridge No. 4, near La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States, was built in 1902. It is a bowstring truss bridge built by the Clinton Bridge Company. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Van Loon Area Truss Bridge Group has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior · 1980. This property is listed in the Wisconsin State Register of Historic Places · The State Historical Society of Wisconsin. By Keith L, October 7, 2009. Van Loon Wildlife Area · 6 square miles managed for wildlife recreation · Department of Natural Resources. 5. Old McGilvray Road.
Van Loon Wildlife Area Truss Bridge TR. NRHP reference 80000149. It is a bowstring truss bridge built by the Clinton Bridge Company It is one of seven bridges built during 1891-92 by the Clinton Bridge Company, of Clinton, Iowa, to bring a La Crosse County road through backwaters of the Black River and then cross the Black River itself, connecting the city of La Crosse with rural Trempeleau County.
The bridges are located in the Van Loon Wildlife Area on the Old McGilvray Bottoms Road. The wildlife area contains about 4000 acres of land, much of it former farmland, along and through the Black River and its backwater. The purpose of the area is to provide fishing and hunting for waterfowl, upland game and deer. Van Loon Wildlife Area Truss Bridge Group, located in Northwest La Crosse County, Wisconsin, is a unique combination of five rare bowstring arch truss bridges and one low truss bridge which was adopted from Pierce County. They represent two styles of bridge construction popular in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries which are quickly being replaced due to deterioration or inability to meet today's greater traffic requirements. Currently the bridges are open only to pedestrian traffic.
Tip: All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Located on a former vehicular road in the Van Loon State Wildlife Area is a unique combination of five rare bowstring arch truss bridges that are over 100 years old and one low truss bridge. Date of experience: January 2017. If you love historic trails, the Seven Bridges Road from 1905 is a beautiful nature trail to nowhere (bridge 7 is long history) that makes a perfect 5k hike More. Date of experience: May 2015.