Stepping Up: Kohl’s Restores The Seven Bridges

The Seven Bridges are the Seven Bridges again — restored by a local company committed to the community.

Kohl’s Corp. invested thousands of dollars and brought forth dozens of employee volunteers this week to rebuild five of the Grant Park trail’s seven bridges. The end result: Rebirth of an iconic South Milwaukee landmark damaged by floods in 2008 and 2010.

Check out the Fox 6 story here. From it:

The project is part of Kohl’s Cares National Go Green Event.  The company provided the labor and thousands of dollars worth of materials needed to complete the task.

“It almost brings tears to my eyes.  It’s just beautiful,” said Milwaukee County Supervisor Pat Jursik, who was emotional when she saw the work being done Friday.  She represents the South Shore district.

“The seven bridges were damaged in the 100 years floods that happened in 2009 to 2010, and we’ve been struggling to get the money,” said Jursik.

“This is something that’s going to be here for future generations and I’m just touched,” said Milwaukee County Parks Director Sue Black.  “The people who are going to use this for the next decades are going to know that Kohl’s cared.”

The bridges will be ready for use this weekend. It’s been a long time coming, and it’s a worthy investment.

Thank you, Kohl’s.

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3 responses to “Stepping Up: Kohl’s Restores The Seven Bridges

  1. Quercus

    They did a spectacular job replacing rotting timbers, and in unbelievable time! What an amazing crew! Now, just one more bridge – the bottom one before the beach – to go. It requires more engineering and infrastucture replacement, and should use FEMA funds to do so.

  2. Kim

    So happy to read this was restored. I have many happy childhood memories of the bridges and would hate to see it destroyed. Thanks to Kohl’s, this means more than you know.

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