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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

jötnar

A cache by Jomusky
Hidden : 8/1/2011
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Container is big enough for coins. I have plans to include this as the first in a Series called Evil Trolls. Look up the meaning of this cache name. I also have plans to expound on the history of the location of this cache as time permits.

A little history about the Trestle Trail bridge:

The first bridge to cross Little Lake Butte des Morts was a floating wagon bridge called the "Long Bridge". My Dad is an old timer Menasha guy and calls the lake "Lower Lake". The bridge was constructed of wood in 1853 for wagons to haul wheat to the flour mills in Menasha. It was very high maintenance and was quickly replaced with a new bridge that would swing open to allow shipping boats to pass through in 1856. It was 2700 feet long.

In 1863 the Chicago & Northwestern Railway built the railroad bridge in its present location which is 1/4 mile to the North of the old Wagon bridge. It is 1600 feet long. In 1910 the bridge was rebuilt out of steel which is still the base foundation of the existing bridge today.
In 1880 the old wagon bridge was removed but many of the pillars and rock foundations are still in place and pose a navigation hazard, but also possibilities for good fishing.

In 2004, with a joint community and local business effort, work began to convert the old unused railroad bridge into its present state as the Trestle Trail Bridge. The grand opening of the bridge occurred on August 27, 2005.

The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to Oshkosh office of the Wisconsin DNR. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource managed lands require permission by means of the proper notification form.

I will supply hints upon request from any seekers who post a DNF.

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Last Updated: on 7/29/2014 8:55:28 AM Pacific Daylight Time (3:55 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum