The pedestrian bridge across Highway 41/45 is not being torn town.
Rather, the Department of Transportation is currently undertaking a project on the bridge, which began recently.
The footbridge spans the highway and connects Water Street on either side. The “cable-stayed” bridge is believed to be one of the first of its type built in Wisconsin - and possibly the nation. As part of the construction, the bridge will be repainted, fencing will be replaced, and a structure analysis will also be completed on the bridge.
According to NOW, the project will cost the Department of Transportation $620,000 with the village contributing $160,000. The bridge is 365 feet in length, and was opened in 1970. It stands roughly 24 feet above the highway.
DOT spokesman Michael Pyritz said Tuesday most of the construction would be conducted in the evening when traffic counts are low because some lane closures will be necessary as the project continues. He said southbound lanes would not be closed Thursday evening to accommodate traffic returning from the Packers game.
The bridge is currently closed to pedestrians while crews construct new fencing along its stretch.
Pyritz said he is awaiting an update as to the status and progress of the project and future closures.