Man-Made Features

Old Muscoda Bridge Used to Lift Towards the Sky

Between the 1850s and 1880s, the Wisconsin River was a primary transportation route for riverboats and lumber rafts. That’s why all of the bridges on the lower Wisconsin River had movable spans or sections that could be lifted or rotated. The “free” Muscoda Bridge, built in 1929, was a great example of a bascule bridge. …

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