6th Street Viaduct
This 0.7-mile viaduct, with sidewalks and bicycle lanes, slopes from Clybourn Street and Virginia Street, as well as Canal Street in the heart of the Menomonee Valley. Constructors Zenith Tech of Waukesha, WI and Lunda Construction of Black River Falls, WI, along with engineering company HNTB Corp, formed a joint venture (Milwaukee Gateway Partners) for the design and construction of the 6th Street Viaduct. Faith Technologies was chosen by the Milwaukee Gateway Partners to assist in Wisconsin’s first major design-build project for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The project consisted of 3,700 linear feet of roadway, and twin cable stayed bridges, each with a main span of 195 feet and 1,200 feet of approach structure along with twin double leaf bascule bridges spanning the Menomonee River and South Menomonee Canal in Milwaukee, WI.
Faith Technologies scope included providing for both bascules, the main and auxiliary motors, brakes, control consoles, camera system, intercom, security, navigational aids, lighting and submarine cables. All road and decorative lighting on the project was completed by Faith Technologies as was the cable stay and tower lighting. Remote control of the bascules from Water Street was part of this scope as well. The 6th Street Viaduct was on Roads and Bridges’ Top Ten list of 2001 and was recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin as the Grand Award Winner in 2003.