Tuesday, October 25, 2011

City Receives $20,000 from CN

City Receives $20,000 from CN

(Oshkosh, WI.) Today the Canadian National Railroad (CN) presented the city of Oshkosh with $20,000 at a check presentation at City Hall. The funds will be used for the development and installation of informational displays/signs commemorating the history of the rail bridge crossing the Fox River, its role in the economic development of the city, and its influence on the community.

The rail bridge crossing the Fox River was constructed in 1899 and based on its 110-plus years of service has exceeded its useful lifespan and must be replaced. Due to the historic significance of the bridge, CN has entered into an agreement with the US Coast Guard, Fox River Navigational Systems Authority, the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway, the Friends of the Fox, and the Landmarks Commission to mitigate the loss of this historic/cultural structure by developing
interpretive displays/signs.

The signage will incorporate the two 1899 Date Plaques as well as Builders Plaques into two separate interpretive displays/signs. These interpretive displays/signs will be located on the present and planned riverwalk near the new railroad bridge. One will be located on the north shore and the other will be located on the south shore of the Fox River.

For more information, please contact Principal Planner David Buck at (920) 236-5062 or dbuck@ci.oshkosh.wi.us.

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