State allocates money for lift bridge maintenance

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Gov. Scott Walker announced on Tuesday, July 2nd that checks totaling $2,918,161 are being distributed to four Wisconsin cities to cover costs incurred in 2012 for maintaining and operating nine lift bridges on Wisconsin’s connecting highways.

The communities and Lift Bridge Aids include:

City Lift Bridge Aids Street(s)
Green Bay $925,341 Main Street
Manitowoc $203,172 8th Street and 10th Street
Milwaukee $862,897 Kinnickinnic Street, Broadway Street, Wells Street and State Street
Racine $926,751 Main Street and State Street

The Lift Bridge Aids program reimburses cities for costs associated with maintaining and operating lift bridges on highways that provide connections to the state trunk highway system.

The program is administered through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), and funded through the Transportation Fund from state-collected highway user fees, motor fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees.