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Observation deck completed at Gurney waterfall


Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

WITH THE recent completion of a new boardwalk and viewing platform, seen here Tuesday, visitors can once again view and take pictures of the Lower Potato River Falls in Gurney after the old platform was destroyed in the July 2016 storm.

GURNEY, Wis. - With the construction of a new boardwalk and viewing platform, visitors are once again able to easily take in the Lower Potato River Falls.

The previous platform and cliff supporting it were washed away during the rain and flooding that hit northern Iron County during the same July 11, 2016 storm that destroyed Saxon Harbor.

While reconstruction of the harbor remains in the planning stages, the Iron County Forestry Department's staff began work on the new observation platform in July.

The new 10-by-10 platform - located at the end of the 150-foot boardwalk - had to be built i...

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