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Lakeland Union School Board votes to accept donated section of "T-Bird Country" bridgeSubmitted: 05/23/2016

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MINOCQUA - Lakeland Union High School will accept a section of the "T-Bird Country" bridge.

The bridge will be replaced and taken down. 

Bob Metropulos wanted to save the bridge, so he went to the company that owns it and asked to buy it.


Instead, that company donated it. 

The school board voted Monday night to accept that donation.

Now, a decision needs to be made on where to put the bridge. 

"I'd like to see it at the front of the High School, right at the entrance and I think that's pretty much , you know, quite a few people that think the same," Metropulos says. 

When it's taken down this summer, the bridge will first go to Tomahawk to be re-painted. 

Some community members hope it can be put up at the school this summer. 

"We'll close off some streets and make a big thing of it, and hopefully we can do it right before Beef-A-Rama, or during Beef-A-Rama or something like that," Metropulos says. 

Metropulos said if the bridge isn't put up this summer, they'll wait until next year.


Story By: Kaitlyn Howe

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