Please try to return this hide securely to it's obvious position. While we still really like the spot, poor reattachment and winds allow this one to blow away from time to time. For this reason, there is a back-up located about seventeen feet east of the original hide, so you don't have to stop looking if you find an attacher without an attachment.
Lift Bridge is located at an historic site of a variety of lift and swing bridges in Menasha's history.
At this cache site, a wooden swing bridge was constructed in 1859. It served the community for twenty-seven years until, in 1886, it collapsed as a large herd of cattle was crossing. When you approach the cache coordinates, you will be standing near the location of a plaque that describes some of the history of the bridges that have been built at this location since then. In one of the three remaining of the original four bridge corner stone towers constructed in 1928 with an earlier version of the present lift bridge, there is a small museum that is open from May till October.
The present lift bridge was installed in 1993 following the collapse of one of the sections in 1992. Some of you will remember newspaper pictures of that event. Take the time to look over the historic displays or check out the museum if you arrive during open season. Parking is best at the northeast and northwest corners of the bridge.
This area has a lot of traffic, so be careful while crossing the street and stealthful in your handling of the cache when you find it, especially as nearby locations have shift changes.
Congratulations to wiskey33 for the FTF on March 10, 2007!
Congratulations to dntdhailo for her very first geocache find at this cache on May 10, 2010!
Congratulations to techiejon for their very first geocache find at the lift bridge on May 21, 2014!