Door County's Eagle Tower will be rebuilt

Tower was closed to the public May of 2015
Door County's Eagle Tower will be rebuilt
Posted at 10:17 PM, Jun 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-13 23:27:53-04

Efforts to rebuild a Door County landmark are underway as the Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park will soon be deconstructed, according to Ben Bergey director of Wisconsin State Parks.

Bergey says a partnership has been formed to raise funds for constructing a new tower. 

The park closed the tower to the public back in May of 2015, “to protect public safety after an inspection report raised significant concerns over its structural integrity,” Bergey said.

Officials say the tower isn’t in any condition to be repaired.

Back in January community members, legislators, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff began discussing options for a new structure.

When coming up with a new design, officials say they have factored in building codes, ADA compliance, and general aesthetics.

Deconstruction of the tower will take place mid to late July, and some of the process will be open to the public, Bergey said.

The deconstruction and assessment work may require a temporary traffic rerouting of a section of Shore Road within the park close to the tower, as well as some trails near the tower, he added.

The tower’s reconstruction is just one of several changes as a part of the park’s Master Plan.