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Opening day of Eagle Tower delayed, new date undecided

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DOOR COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Wisconsin DNR has announced the opening of Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park will be postponed due to construction delays.

According to a release, the tower will not be opening to the public on Friday, April 30 as planned and a new date for opening the tower has not been set yet.

Friends of Peninsula State Park say they will release a new date as soon as they are notified by the DNR.

The 75-foot observation deck has been closed since an inspection in May 2015 revealed structural problems. 

In 2016, a petition to save Eagle Tower gained more than 1,700 signatures and got the attention of local lawmakers.

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The organization’s first goal was to reopen the tower by the Spring of 2017, but raising funds proved to be difficult. The State Building Commission later approved designs for a $2.07 million dollar project in 2018.

Concepts of the new Eagle Tower include an accessible ramp that reaches the viewing platform through the tree canopy.

The design also consists of a 60-foot observation tower with a 1,000 square-foot observation deck at the top and a ramp approximately 850 feet long with an additional observation deck off the ramp.

A new accessible trail is also in the works, that will range from the base of the ramp to the picnic and parking area. 

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