Wausau Pilot & Review

Work to replace damaged bridge girders on the Marathon County Hwy. U bridge over Hwy. 51 in Wausau is scheduled for 2022.

Repairs are necessary after the structure was struck by an over-height vehicle.

Motorists will encounter a single, right lane closure in the Hwy. U eastbound lane over Hwy. 51 through winter.

“WisDOT has completed several bridge inspections and installed a lane closure to minimize the burden on the damaged girders until repairs can be made,” said Shannon Riley, North Central Region Operations Chief. 

Work will involve removal and replacement of a portion of the bridge deck and damaged girders.

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