MILWAUKEE -- The Wisconsin Avenue bridge over Highway 45 is no more.
Crews spent the night Saturday, May 30th tearing it down as part of the Zoo Interchange project.
The work was delayed a bit due to the rain we saw this weekend.
Overnight, U.S. 45 was shut down between Greenfield Avenue and Watertown Plank Road for the bridge demolition.
The new Wisconsin Avenue bridge is set to be completed in Fall 2016.
Reconstruction of the Bluemound Road bridge over U.S. 45 is complete, with the bridge reopening overnight on May 18th. When the Bluemound Road bridge reopened, the Wisconsin Avenue bridge over U.S. 45 closed. Again -- it will remain closed through late 2016 as the bridge is reconstructed.
Wisconsin Avenue bridge demolition
In addition, the entrance and exit ramps at Bluemound Road/Wisconsin Avenue are closed long-term to be reconstructed:
Additional information including details on the new traffic patterns, the Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon, and construction at the Wisconsin Avenue bridge can be found in the Bluemound Road bridge project update!
For more information on the Wisconsin Avenue interchange work and the upcoming changes in the area, take a look at this Wisconsin Avenue construction update!
Check out the current closures and detour routes on the project Detour Routes and Alternate Routes page!
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Zoo Interchange project.