Our Vision-

Resurrect and Refurbish the now removed front panel of the T-Bird Country Bridge.
Proudly “Bring it Home Where it Belongs” to its final destination at the US HWY 70 West entrance of Lakeland Union High School,

Home of the Lakeland Thunderbirds.
The Bridge to rest on two beautiful 15 foot Stone Pillars.
One pillar will be labeled “Community” and the other pillar labeled “Education”,

thus symbolizing “Bridging Community With Education”.

Landscape and Beautify the grounds surrounding the new structure to include:
A 5’ wide brick sidewalk.
Mature 12 foot trees to frame each end of the structure.
Clean up of nearby water retention ponds
Final landscaping of sod and rock retaining walls.
Install Accent Lighting for aesthetics and security

To vote on your favorite option for the bridge lettering 

go to the Images Of Final Project page!

Who We Are

Our goal of 
“The Friends of the T-Bird Bridge”, 
is to raise $250,000.

Purchase your personalized brick - be a part of history!

Where is it going? How can I help?

Become a sponsor - help bring the T-Bird Bridge home!

Our goal of

“The Friends of the T-Bird Bridge”,

is to raise $250,000.

Where is the Bridge now?

We want to hear from YOU!


Join our $5 Challenge
to reach our goal
of $100,000
See donation boxes at many area business locations

or donate online at


CLICK HERE to purchase your brick today!

“Bridging Community with Education”

Join Our Campaign!

of what the bridge means to you

go to our Facebook page @
Friends of the T-Bird Bridge

we are having a contest

and will be posting

the winners on this website.


Join our $5 challenge - a little goes a long way!

In Addition to Bridge Relocation

A Granite Stone Monument framed by the end caps saved from the original bridge,

will be constructed on the school grounds. The dimensions of this monument will be 10’x5’.

Engraved on the stone will be:
     *An image of the T-Bird Country Bridge, remembered as
                  “The Gateway to the North”
     *The history of the bridge
     *What it means to our Community
     *What it means to Visitors and those who call the Northwoods their Second Home.
     *Recognition of sponsors

Sweatshirts, T Shirts & Coffee Mugs

To purchase and support the funding for the T-bird bridge
you can find merchandise at
Parkside Gallery Ebay


Downtown Minocqua

We Are the Friends of the T-Bird Bridge Committee, Inc. 

Our purpose is the preservation of an historic area landmark known as “The T-Bird Bridge” and creating a visual monument that can been seen and remembered by all of those generations who have been living in and visiting the Northwoods for nearly 8 decades. The theme of our project is “Bridging Community With Education”. 


Instilling a feeling of pride in community as each student & community resident passes under the bridge as they enter & leave the high school.



Purchase your brick today to have your name engraved and become a part

of our history!