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Historic Bridges

Chimney Rock Footbridge

Chimney Rock Footbridge

Chimney Rock Footbridge
See features of the bridge

History & significance

The Chimney Rock Footbridge carries a pedestrian path across the Whitewater River in Whitewater State Park in Elba Township, Winona County. The Chimney Rock Footbridge is a single-span, Rustic-style stone and timber pedestrian bridge. It was designed by N. Averill and constructed in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The bridge was altered in 1938 to add additional length. It is a significant as a contributing resource within the Whitewater State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style Historic Resources District.

Location

Elba Township (Winona County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.05429208, -92.04351978

Bridge features

Chimney Rock Footbridge

Location within Whitewater State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style Historic Resources District.

Chimney Rock Footbridge
Aesthetics of Rustic style, including use of locally-quarried, random-ashlar limestone masonry and timber rails.
Chimney Rock Footbridge

Rustic stone retaining wall directly
adjacent to eastern approach.