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Wisconsin Recreational River Bridge – Dane & Sauk Counties

The Wisconsin Recreational River Bridge will connect two of Wisconsin’s scenic trails – the Great Sauk State Trail and the Walking Iron Trail – via a 500-foot bridge over the Wisconsin River. With construction targeted for fall of 2024, the bridge will further connect Dane and Sauk Counties’ trail systems creating a true destination for walkers, bikers, hikers and snowmobilers. 

Dane and Sauk Counties each contributed an initial $2 million to the project which enabled MSA Engineering to move forward with design and engineering. Construction of the bridge is estimated to cost around $10 million. U.S. Representative Mark Pocan secured a Federal earmark of $2 million toward the bridge construction and Governor Evers included an additional $2 million in the proposed State budget. A Transportation Alternatives (TAP) grant was submitted for the balance of the construction costs in March.

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The Joint Finance Committee is deliberating on the 2023-2025 State Budget RIGHT NOW. If you want to support the development of this priority project, please contact your legislators and let them know!