Neenah Foundry casts Menasha students’ work for 3rd Street Bridge

Neenah Foundry recently partnered with the City of Menasha Landmarks Commission and students from the City of Menasha schools to produce a series of iron castings for the new Third Street Bridge project adjacent to Jefferson Park.

The students carved plastic panels into 3-D images of different plants and animals that are native to the area around Lake Winnebago and Jefferson Park. Neenah Foundry then mounted the plastic panels on pattern plates to produce castings representing the different designs developed by the students. Pattern makers (Matt Lingnofski and Bill Mueller) assisted with preparing the students work to fit the foundry’s processes. After the bridge construction was completed, the castings were bolted to the sides of the bridge and on the top of the railings.

Interested in checking out the project? The bridge is located at the end of Third Street, after passing the boat launch parking area at Jefferson Park. See the Google Map below.

Article provided by Neenah Foundry. Images provided by Neenah Foundry and Gary Doering.

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