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JT Participates in Wisconsin River Bridge Groundbreaking Ceremony

Wisconsin River Bridge Construction Group (via HNTB)
JT's Emily Harrison, PE attends Wisconsin River Bridge Groundbreaking Ceremony and will be part of the crew replacing the bridge over the next three years.

JT’s Emily Harrison, PE took part in the Wisconsin River Bridge opening ceremony, marking the official beginning of the bridge replacement project in Columbia County. The bridge is at the end of its operational life and will be replaced with a bridge that will support a future fourth lane expansion. This federally-funded project will continue through 2027 and will be constructed in five stages. 

Not only will the Wisconsin River Bridge be replaced, but additional new infrastructure will be provided in the surrounding area. Nine new structures, including bridges over the interstate, culverts, and retaining walls, are included in this project, as well as reconstructing segments of I-39/90/94, County Highway U, and County Highway V. 

The Wisconsin River Bridge is part of the longest stretch of Highway in the country where three interstates run together. This critical route for trucking and tourism is being partially funded by a $80 million INFRA (Infrastructure for Rebuilding America) Grant.

Wisconsin River Bridge (via HNTB)
The Wisconsin River Bridge in Columbia County (Photo from HNTB)

JT has partnered with HNTB to provide Construction Management Services for this project. Emily Harrison, PE will lead the Roadway and Traffic Control aspects of the project, and David Hertel, EIT will be the Materials Coordinator. Both are very excited to get this project underway. 

Here’s what Emily had to say about being on the team:

“We have a great team, and I’m excited to work with contractors and stakeholders to deliver new infrastructure that will support tourism, trucking, and help continue to grow Wisconsin’s economy for generations!”

JT is very excited to get this project underway and to see the development in the next few years!

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