U.S. Bank Center parking structure re-opens

The parking structure at the U.S. Bank Center in downtown Milwaukee has been re-opened, after it had been closed last week, a U.S. Bank spokeswoman said this morning.

About 1,000 downtown employees had to find somewhere else to park while the structure was closed. Most of them were parking last week at a lot near Henry Maier Festival Park and a shuttle transported them to the U.S. Bank Center at 777 E. Wisconsin Ave.

The parking structure, located at 716 E. Clybourn St., was closed because of concern about the movement of a wall. The movement of a north wall of the structure was caused by excavation work being done on the construction of the 833 East office building next to the parking structure. Irgens is building the 17-story tower at 833 E. Michigan St. The general contractor is CG Schmidt Inc.

After the movement of the parking structure wall, U.S. Bank closed the parking structure, stabilized it with support beams, and reopened it last week Monday after it was determined safe for use.

However, an engineer with the original contractor of the parking structure decided to bring in a third party to evaluate the structure, and it was again closed on Tuesday.

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