The Friends is a non-profit, ALL volunteer organization dedicated to
- MAINTAINING THE OLD McGILVRAY ROADWAY AS A HIKING TRAIL
- PRESERVING THE SIX REMAINING HISTORIC BRIDGES
as a service to present and future generations who are interested in history and enjoy natural areas. Enjoy learning about the history and characteristics of the McGilvray Road and bridges, and of and the people who work to make them available to all.
McGilvray Road is located in Northwest La Crosse County, Wisconsin, in the Van Loon Wildlife Area. Located on a former vehicular road is a unique combination of five rare bowstring arch truss bridges and one low truss bridge. They represent two styles of bridge construction popular in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Currently the McGilvray Road and its bridges are open only to pedestrian traffic.
Questions and comments about McGilvray Road Trail can be shared on our Facebook GROUP page: “McGilvray 7 Bridges Friends”
Friends of McGilvray Road
PO Box 2976
La Crosse WI 54602-2976
N8327 Amsterdam Prairie Road
Holmen WI 54636