It’s been quite a week, and I am still working on several longer posts. Until next time, here’s a winter scene from the Town of Cedarburg, about five and a half miles north of the Jonathan Clark House…
Cedarburg Covered Bridge, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, photo c. 1934, public domain, from the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) via the Library of Congress. Click to open larger image in new window.
It’s the Cedarburg Covered Bridge, built in 1876. Wisconsin once had about 40 covered bridges. This bridge is believed to be the only one still standing. The concrete abutment in the center of the span is a later addition.
For more on the history of the bridge, start here:
Public Domain, source info below. Click to open larger image in new window.
For full details, including detailed color photographs, and written reports from the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) at the Library of Congress, click here. The 1934 photo and the original Historic American Buildings Survey documentation are also from the LoC and can be found here. The bridge still exists, and you can visit it at Covered Bridge Park in Cedarburg. Click here for directions.
Stay warm. Be well.
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