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Project Summary

South 6th Street Bridge - Over the Kinnickinnic River

Project Update:  June 25, 2011

Reconstruction on the 6th Street bridge over the Kinnickinnic River has been completed and the road is open to traffic. The project involved the removal and replacement of the bridge, including utility work and replacement of the bridge's approaches for approximately 200' in each direction. The project began May 24, 2010, and was completed in mid June, 2011.

To celebrate completion of the bridge and the unveiling of public art on the bridge, the Kinnickinnic River Implementation Coalition (KRIC) sponsored a community celebration on June 25, 2011.

For KRIC and the neighborhood, the new bridge marked major steps forward in the restoration of the river corridor, adding to the economic and environmental vitality and overall health of the neighborhood, by

  • Beginning removal of concrete panels that line much of the river

  • Completing the new bridge over a wider river channel that will eventually feature hiking and biking trails

  • Announcing the winner of a temporary public art installation on the bridge

  • Unveiling of public art work chosen by the community.

The member organizations of KRIC include: Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, Groundwork Milwaukee, Lincoln Village Business Association, Milwaukee Christian Center and the Southside Organizing Committee. These groups are working to implement the recommendations of the Kinnickinnic River Corridor Neighborhood Plan. The City was delighted to work with KRIC on this project.

Liaison's name: Jenann Olsen
Phone: 414-271-6908 | Email: Jenann.Olsen@att.net

THE NEW BRIDGE

The New Bridge

  A NEIGHBORHOOD PARADE TO THE BRIDGE

 

 

 ONE OF THE PUBLIC ART PIECES

 

 

MAYOR BARRETT SPEAKS AT THE COMMUNITY CELEBRATION