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WATER STREET BRIDGE OVER MILWAUKEE RIVER

Photo of Water Street Bascule Bridge

  • PROJECT OVERVIEW
  • COMMUNITY MEETINGS & DOCUMENTS
  • FEEDBACK & COMMENTS
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PROJECT OVERVIEW

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works and Wisconsin Department of Transportation are planning on the rehabilitation of the Water Street Bascule Bridge over the Milwaukee River. Rehabilitation work includes painting, joint replacement, sidewalk plate replacement, and traffic gate upgrades. During rehabilitation, the roadway will be closed to allow the new structure to be painted all at once. This will also provide equipment and materials to be stored in the work zone. The project is scheduled for construction in 2025.

GOALS

The goal of this project is to extend the life of the existing structure until replacement is necessary.

FACTS

  • The existing bridge was built in 1987.
  • The bridge is 224 feet long, 48 feet wide with a 48 foot roadway.
  • About 12,800 motorists travel over the bridge per day. 

FUNDING

Estimated cost is $3.2 million dollars. State aid will fund 80% of the construction costs and the City of Milwaukee will pay 20%. We do not anticipate assessments to property owners at this time.

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PROJECT CONTACT

Areta Abedini, Major Projects Engineer

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Sarah McClanahan, Marketing & Communications Officer

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414-286-3318

COMMUNITY MEETINGS & DOCUMENTS

The City of Milwaukee - Department of Public Works will hold a public involvement meeting to receive input and share project details with residents and businesses located in the project area on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 4 to 6 p.m. 

The informal, open house meeting will be held at the Milwaukee Public Market, 2nd Level at Palm Garden, at 400 N. Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202, with no formal presentation. 

Representatives from the City of Milwaukee - Department of Public Works will be available to answer questions. 

The Milwaukee Public Market is an ADA accessible location and paid parking is located at the market and along City streets. 

Reasonable accommodations, of an auxiliary aid or service required due to a disability, for a City of Milwaukee event will be provided upon request. Contact the City of Milwaukee ADA Coordinator, 414-286-3475 or [email protected] as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event. 

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