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Bids are out for Hoan Bridge redecking project

Traffic passes over the Hoan Bridge in Milwaukee on Tuesday. Bids are out for the project, which is expected to be completed by November 2011. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Traffic passes over the Hoan Bridge in Milwaukee on Tuesday. Bids are out for the project, which is expected to be completed by November 2011. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

A request for bids is out for the Hoan Bridge redecking in Milwaukee.

State Highway Project-Hoan Bridge Deck Repair Structure B-40-400, Lake Freeway, Interstate Highway 794, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County

Work for this portion of the 1977-built bridge includes about 41,252 square yards of preparation decks, 22,000 square feet of concrete surface repair, 3,840 cubic yards of concrete masonry deck patching and 3,840 cubic yards of concrete masonry deck patching steel fibers, as well as debris containment and pavement marking.

Bids are due by Nov. 9 to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The project is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2011.

Prep work for the main redecking project has been ongoing. Lunda Construction Co., Black River Falls, submitted a low bid of $214,052.48 for the redecking prep work, which began earlier this month.

The main deck repairs are expected to cost between $12 and $17 million, according to the plan outlined by WisDOT.

Small pieces of concrete began falling from the Hoan Bridge in June, according to a WisDOT official. The deterioration prompted a plan to hang netting over Jones Island. Kraemer & Sons Inc. in July won that contract.

The Hoan carries about 43,000 vehicles per day.

– Joe Yovino

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