Water Street Bridge
Silver Creek Bridge
01 24 Residents can learn about the future replacement of two local bridges in an open house meeting Thursday afternoon at the Watertown Municipal Building. The public informational meeting will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room 69. Representatives from the city and an engineering firm will be present to explain the projects and answer questions from the public. The bridges over the Rock River spanning North Fourth and North Water streets are deteriorating to a point they would need to be posted for weight limits and eventually closed down, according to Jan Zander, manager of transportation engineering at Ayres Associates of Waukesha, the firm hired to design the new bridges.
05 23 Following four months of construction on the North Water Street bridge, the structure is scheduled to open Thursday or Friday, Pete Thompson, assistant city engineer, said. “Sod has been laid down for landscaping and work is being finished on some fencing off the bridge, along the sidewalk, because of the steep slope,” Thompson said. The city’s replacement of sidewalk on both sides of North Water Street to Spaulding Street is also completed. That work was being done in conjunction with the state Department of Transportation’s bridge work.
History of Watertown, Wisconsin