Fontana bridge reopens to auto traffic, pedestrians

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Staff | July 8, 2014

FONTANA — The bridge on South Lakeshore Drive at the Abbey Harbor in Fontana has been repaired and two lanes are currently opened for automobile traffic, according to Fontana Village Administrator Dennis Martin.
The bridge is also open for emergency vehicle traffic, and the sidewalk on top of the bridge is open for pedestrians. The sidewalks under the bridge will remain closed until a new bridge is constructed.

Trucks and trailers, however, are not permitted on the bridge. The posted detour is Wisconsin Highway 67 south to County Highway B, east to Indian Hills Road and north to South Lakeshore Drive.

The bridge has a10 mph speed limit and a 6,000-pound posted weight limit.

The Abbey Harbor channel under the bridge also is open and will remain open until the replacement project construction begins in the fall.

Further information is posted on the Village of Fontana website, where details are also available in the preliminary minutes for the emergency Village Board meetings held June 26 and 28, 2014.

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