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Bridge – Stone Arched

Stone Arched Bridge This stone arched bridge in northern Wisconsin once carried traffic over a natural stream, but it was later inundated by a reservoir, along with the surrounding area. A drawdown of the reservoir in the mid-2000s exposed the bridge and the sediment that had accumulated around it. The bridge is 6 meters (19.7 feet) wide and 2 meters (6.6 feet) across. Based on its stone construction it could date as far back as the late 1800s; however, most of the farmsteads in the area were built later, between about 1910 and 1930.