Wisconsin DNR Selects “New Wood Technology” to Rebuild Eagle Tower Observation Deck

At a ribbon cutting ceremony held on Friday (7-9-21), the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officially opened the new Eagle Tower Observation Deck in Door County, Wisconsin. Eagle Tower is 60 feet high. The DNR says the tower was built using “new wood technology.” Construction included glulam, which is described as a “stress-rated engineered wood beam.” The top observation deck is 253 feet above the Bay of Green Bay. The DNR says it is the only fully accessible wood observation tower of its height in the United States. Eagle Tower features 100 tower stairs and a fully accessible canopy walk. The original Eagle Tower was built in 1914. It was deconstructed and rebuilt in 1932. The 1932 tower was closed in 2015 due to structural safety concerns. It was deconstructed the next year.

In a statement prepared for the ribbon cutting, Diane Brusoe, DNR Deputy Division Administrator for the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Division said, “The Eagle Tower is a celebration of community and making outdoor recreation opportunities available to anyone, regardless of your ability.”

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Ribbon cutting celebrates new Eagle Tower