Spancrete and others enjoy dedication of Lake Butte des Morts Causeway

Spancrete and others enjoy dedication of Lake Butte des Morts Causeway

 

Tuesday, June 11th was a day of celebration for the citizens of Oshkosh and the surrounding communities. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the Lake Butte des Morts Causeway, marking the opening of northbound lanes after nearly five years of construction. All lanes are scheduled to be complete and open by the end of July. Spancrete® officials were also on hand to celebrate, as Spancrete® Building Innovation™ was at the core of the Lake Butte des Morts project. 

The impact of this bridge transformation will be felt throughout the state as the U.S. 41 thoroughfare acts as a north/south gateway for travelers.  

A unique addition to the Lake Butte des Mortes Causeway is the inclusion of foot traffic. While the walking and biking trail won’t be open until later this year, it certainly makes the bridge unique. On land, the trail boasts areas for fishing as well as areas for remembering. The causeway was dedicated to Joseph Bidler, a Spancrete® employee, and Raymond Ashenbrenner, a Lunda Construction employee, both of whom died in construction accidents during U.S. 41 Project work. There is a permanent memorial plaque honoring these gentlemen as well as an area for all those who worked on the causeway.

To learn more about the celebration marking the causeway’s opening, follow this link:

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20130612/GPG0101/306120349/U-S-41-Butte-des-Morts-bridge-opens-traffic

For a photo gallery of U.S. 41 construction, follow this link:

http://us41wisconsin.gov/gallery/general-construction

 

Photo Courtesy:  Joe Sienkiewicz/Gannett WisconsinMedia