Eagle Tower Deconstruction Set to Begin September 19th

The process of taking down the Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek is expected to begin on Monday, September 19th. The Department of Natural Resources closed the tower to public use in May of last year to protect public safety after an inspection report raised significant concerns over its structural integrity. At the time, an inspection by the US Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory found considerable deterioration of the structural and non-structural members. The DNR says work on the iconic 80-foot observation tower will bring about the closure of a section of Shore Road and several trails near the tower. The Shore Road closure will begin at 8PM on Sunday, September 18th and will remain in effect through Friday, September 23rd. Trail closure notices will be posted at the park entrance and trail heads and the kiosk at the entrance station/park office and the kiosk located at Eagle Tower will be updated regularly with information about the ongoing work.

The Department of Natural Resources says, for safety reasons, the public will not be able to view the Eagle Tower as it is coming down. Missy Van Landuyt explains how the deconstruction project will proceed, beginning September 19th…


Van Landuyt says a firm replacement plan for the Eagle Tower is not yet ready…


Peninsula State Park staff will conduct a program on the tower history, deconstruction and proposed reconstruction for the public on September 20th at 1:30PM in the Northern Sky Amphitheater.

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