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Wolf River Bridge construction begins June 18 Submitted: 06/13/2018
Story By Thomas Goris

Wolf River Bridge construction begins June 18
LILY, WISCONSIN - Part of the peaceful Wolf River will soon become the site of a busy construction project.

Construction is set to begin June 18 on the replacement Highway 52 bridge over the Wolf River in the town of Lily. 


DOT Project Development Supervisor Jed Peters believes the $1.1 Million construction project will stand up well to the test of time.

"The new bridge will be a concrete girder span structure, we anticipate that to last with the proper maintenance cycles and proper care that can last well up to and beyond 100 years," said Peters.

Peters also believes the new bridge is an investment in the states future.

"So it is a long term investment, the $1.1 million price tag, is a long term investment in the infrastructure of the state of Wisconsin," said Peters

The boat landing along the west side of Highway 52 will remain open during construction.

Traffic underneath the bridge will not be allowed during construction. Boats will need to portage at the location instead.\

While the bridge is closed the road will detour through Highway 51, Highway 64, and Highway 55.

Construction is expected to wrap up by September.









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