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Early history of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
(1965)

Covered bridge,   pp. 33-34e


Page 33

Many yers ago Wisconsin could boast of manZ
were fine spooky places on dark nights before th
of creepy, creaking noises. As the years have m(
covered bridge left in Wisconsin,     that is thf
Chapter D.A.R.               with a marker, as a
It spans Cedar Creek a bit north of the junction
miles out of Cedarburg. It was built in 1876 an
ahead of its time.
Its construction was of a certain type of pi
Wisconsin, and all of the timber and planks were
near that city. The lumber was then hauled to tl
Creek where all pieces were fitted and set in ph
is known as a whipple truss with interlacing 3 x
together by two inch hardwood pins and floored wl
Some engineers dispute this and call it an ezinp
tion, now very rare. The original structure was
long, but in 1927, a center abutment was placed 1
of autcmobiles and trucks.
Oldtimers have various reasons why such bric
say it was to shelter travelers in storms, otheri
Indians. The most reasonable conclusion ses t(
structure.
There were many prominent farmers living in
bridge in an early day, whose descendants are st
living in these regions. The names of som of t]


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