On Wednesday, December 12 workers began installing the first section of a TKWA-designed, 270-foot, pedestrian bridge in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley. Once completed the bridge will connect the Mitchell Park Domes/Clarke Square neighborhood with a new 24-acre park under construction on a long vacant industrial rail yard.
Scheduled for completion in summer, 2013, the park and pedestrian bridge will become part of the Hank Aaron State Trail.
The new park will also offer naturalized habitat for birds and other wildlife, fishing and canoeing access to the Milwaukee River, hiking trails, and community gardens. Milwaukee’s Urban Ecology Center will also use the park and trail system as an outdoor classroom.