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Milwaukee lands $21.5 million stimulus grant

The city of Milwaukee on Wednesday was awarded a $21.5 million stimulus grant for projects on two downtown lift bridges.

Milwaukee’s grant is part of $1.5 billion the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded Wednesday through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, program. The money came from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Wisconsin did not receive any other TIGER grants on Wednesday.

The city will use the grant to rebuild the Juneau Avenue lift bridge, built in 1953, and structural rehabilitations to the Wisconsin Avenue lift bridge.

The two projects have a combined budget of $29 million.

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