City officials in West Bend are well aware the new bridge across from the Museum of Wisconsin Art has its shortcomings.
The saga of the bridge began in March when an unpainted version of the steel truss bridge was delivered.
That was hauled away and soon the painted bridge arrived and was put in place. Then contractors laid down rebar and concrete and a bit of a wave was found in the final product so, after a sealant was put down, another material was put on top to try and even things out.
That’s where the discolored patches come in. City engineer Max Marechal admitted the bridge doesn’t look the best.
He said the appearance of the concrete is being addressed and it may take about a year to fix.