Wisconsin DNR: Door County’s Eagle Tower to be deconstructed, rebuilt
DOOR COUNTY — There is a new effort underway to rebuild Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park in Door County.
According to the Wisconsin DNR, the tower was closed to public use in May 2015 “to protect public safety after an inspection report raised significant concerns over its structural integrity. A peer-reviewed inspection report found the tower is not structurally adequate to support the loading conditions that the tower can receive from public use. A later inspection by the U.S. Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory found considerable deterioration of the structural and non-structural wood members.”
Now, deconstruction of Eagle Tower will take place in mid to late July. The tower will come down in three sections — and then taken apart by hand.
The DNR says The Friends of Peninsula State Park in cooperation with interested community members has formed a subcommittee, the Eagle Tower Fund Committee, that is kicking off a fundraising effort to rebuild Eagle Tower.
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