Porlier Pier - Green Bay, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 44° 30.209 W 088° 01.325
16T E 418751 N 4928304
The Porlier Pier was a railroad bridge until the 1990s. The swing-bridge is still sitting in the middle of the river in the open position. In 2006, Green Bay refurbished the bridge into a fishing pier.
Waymark Code: WM3QP2
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 05/06/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 28

From a April 19, 2006 Green Bay Post-Gazette article:
"An 1880s-era trestle that once carried trains across the Fox River will be returning to life again soon -- this time as a public pier.

Thanks to $200,000 from a river-damage settlement with Georgia-Pacific Corp. and a durable design that withstood a significant fire two years ago, the structure extending over the river from Porlier and Adams streets on Green Bay's east side is expected to open by the end of May as a fishing pier and observation point.


The trestle has been unused since the 1990s. Similar to the nearby train bridge extending west from Allouez, it connected to one of the city's most notable structures -- a swing bridge at the center that rotated to let ships pass.

The eastern trestle, already eyed for the pier, made news in September 2003 when it was set ablaze in an apparent arson case. But it remained structurally sound, and reinforcements added to the pier's support structure for the project weren't specifically a result of the fire, Landvatter said.


The rest of the train bridge may also see activity again someday, Landvatter said. Long-range plans call for a trail connecting to the west side along the span if the city might be able to operate the center swing bridge."

Type of pier: Public

Expenses: 0

Parking is available: Yes

Web site: [Web Link]

Contact information:
100 North Jefferson Street Room 510 Green Bay, WI 54301-5026

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Fishing Regulations: See http://dnr.wi.gov/fish/regulations/

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