Saturday, August 31, 2013

Under the 41 Bridge

The former hwy 41 bridge over Lake Butte des Morts, just outside Oshkosh, was  one of those serviceable pieces of architecture like the communists built.  There has been a trend of late to make bridges more interesting without breaking the bank, and this was certainly achieved under the Butte des Morts bridge.  The addition of a foot bridge (not yet open) is also forward thinking, but I'm not sure it will get much use.  Also there is fishing access under the bridge another nice touch, but again I'm not sure how much use it will get.  One never knows, it may become an institution.
Walleye and lake sturgeon murals on the hwy 41 bridge, Oshkosh
Catfish mural

Old hwy 41 bridge