UPDATE: Pleasant St. bridge Work is On Schedule
The rehabilitation of the Pleasant St. lift bridge over the Milwaukee River continues on schedule, according to the Department of Public Works.
The contractor, Zenith Tech, poured the west concrete approach deck and has essentially completed removals of the steel grid floor, structural steel and other components. During most of November, the work will focus on pouring the sidewalk on the west concrete approach and the pads for the new traffic gate arms on the bridge’s west side.
Other on-site work will include concrete surface repairs in the machinery pits and preparations for painting the stripped down lift span steel. Off-site work now includes refurbishing, sandblasting and refinishing all removed bridge machinery.
In terms of “open for business” signage related to the bridge project, the former Roots restaurant logos were replaced with Wolf Peach Restaurant logos, which opened at the former Roots location on October 31.
The Pleasant St. bridge project is scheduled to be completed by August 2013.