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
A NEIGHBORHOOD PARADE TO THE BRIDGE
ONE OF THE PUBLIC ART PIECES
MAYOR BARRETT SPEAKS AT THE COMMUNITY CELEBRATION