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Bridge at Foot of Mirror Lake

Bridge at Foot of Mirror Lake | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society
Photographic postcard of the bridge near a mill.
Photographic postcard of the bridge near a mill.
Image ID:30392
Creation Date: 1910
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Delton, Town of
Collection Name:Place File*
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PF Delton.1
Original Dimensions:6 x 3.75 inches
In an email 6/17/09 from Catherine Sperl, Wisconsin Dells, WI: The building in the background is the Timme Mill. LaBar built the dam in 1857 for the original mill. The Timme Mill operated at the Mirror Lake Dam from 1843 to 1949 when the Kaminski family purchased the property and operated the mill until it burned down in 1957. The 1957 fire did major damage to the "upside down" bridge in the picture (thought to be the only one of its kind in WI). Traffic was restricted to one lane one vehicle at a time until it was replaced in May 1986. They stripped off the blacktop, decking and guardrails before torching both ends of the old bridge and it fell 75 feet intact without bending, twisting or cracking."
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