Humboldt Bridge to reopen today

The long project to rebuild the Humboldt Avenue Bridge over the Milwaukee River in Milwaukee will finally be complete for the bridge to reopen on June 30, said Department of Public Works spokeswoman Cecilia Gilbert.
The $8.5 million project started in October of 2008. It was originally supposed to be completed by November of 2009, but the project was delayed because of unanticipated soil conditions that required a redesign of the bridge and wall foundations, Gilbert said.
The general contractor for the project was Black River Falls-based Lunda Construction Company.
The closure of the bridge created a hardship for some businesses in the area, because the bridge made it harder to access the area and some businesses saw customer traffic decline dramatically during the project. Two restaurants near the bridge, Good Life at 1935 N. Water St. and Bayou at 2060 N. Humboldt Ave., closed during the project.

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