After more than a year of work, the Juneau Avenue Bridge in downtown Milwaukee opened Wednesday afternoon.
The bridge was built in 1953. Replacement work began in July 2011.
The Juneau bridge is the second major span to open in downtown Milwaukee in the past three months. The Wisconsin Avenue Bridge re-opened Aug. 9. Construction work will extend the life of the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge by 45 years and the Juneau Avenue Bridge by 75 years.
Plain-based Edward Kraemer and Sons Inc. handled the work on both bridges. The firm won the work on both bridges with a bid of $19,936,800 in March 2011.
Federal money covered most of the cost for reconstructing both bridges, according to Alderman Robert Bauman.
— Joe Yovino
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