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Bert Parsons Bridge, Spanning Fisher River at West Fisher Drive, Cornell, Chippewa County, WI

Bert Parsons Bridge, Spanning Fisher River at West Fisher Drive, Cornell, Chippewa County, WI

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Significance: The Bert Parsons Bridge is an excellent example of a steel, rigid-connected, Pratt through truss designed by the Wisconsin State Highway Commission. Constructed in 1914, it is one of the first bridges of its type in Wisconsin built according to a standardized state plan. In its design and material, the Bert Parsons Bridge exemplifies a once common bridge type. As one of the few remaining structures of this type, the bridge has been declared eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
Survey number: HAER WI-74
Building/structure dates: 1914 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1995 Demolished
Building/structure dates: 1979 Subsequent Work



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