Wisconsin and Juneau Avenue Lift Bridges


This was the first project utilizing the design-build procurement method by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The project consists of a complete rehabilitation of the Wisconsin Avenue lift span bridge and the complete demolition and reconstruction of the Juneau Avenue lift span bridge, both over the Milwaukee River in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since these bridges are located in downtown Milwaukee adjacent to the pedestrian-friendly Riverwalk, significant emphasis was placed on the aesthetics of the structure which included concrete straining and decorative painted steel pedestrian railings.