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Work continues on Potato River Falls viewing deck


Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

WORK CONTINUES on the construction of a boardwalk and viewing platform at the Potato River Falls in Gurney, Wis. The previous platform, along with the cliff supporting it, was washed away in the July 11, 2016 storm. Iron County Forest Administrator Eric Peterson hopes construction on the new platform will be complete next week.


GURNEY, Wis. - Iron County Forestry Department workers have been working to build a boardwalk and viewing deck so visitors can once again fully enjoy seeing the Potato River Falls after the previous viewing deck was washed away in the July 11 storm.

While much of Iron County's focus in the aftermath of the storm was on the destruction of Saxon Harbor and the various road washouts throughout the northern part of the county, much of the cliff supporting the deck overlooking the Potato River Falls was washed away during the storm. The result of th...

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