The City is happy to announce this project is complete. The last bridge to be re-decked was completed this afternoon, Aug. 20, 2018. Thank you for your patience while we had the Glacial Drumlin Bike Trail Closed.
The City of Waukesha will be re-decking 2 pedestrian bridges; 1 in Bethesda Park that spans the Fox River from Grede Park to Bethesda Park, the other along the Glacial Drumlin Bike Trail between College Ave and MacArthur Rd.
The original project was to replace the deck boards on both bridges only. Once the contractor, Ford Construction, removed the boards, they discovered rusted steel. It was determined by a Structural Engineer that the steel needed to be replaced. This was a significant cost increase to the project. This change order went to the Board of Public Works for approval on July 19, 2018. The steel was ordered the next day and the steel was scheduled to be delivered on August 10, then the construction could start again. It will take 2 weeks to repair each bridge.