The Wisconsin Department of Transportation wanted to replace an existing bridge located in the heart of the Oneida Nation. Our engineers, scientists and cultural resource specialists carefully carried out analysis and design to preserve environmentally and culturally sensitive areas while also achieving a beautiful new structure north of the existing bridge, away from parkland.
Our team worked with Oneida Nation leaders and artists throughout the project to incorporate community-identifying elements into the new bridge, associated trail and retaining wall. These elements visually tell the stories of the Oneida people. Because of sensitive natural areas within Oneida Nation, an EPA permit, Stormwater Management Pollutant Prevention Plan, historical (Section 106) and Native American coordination, wetland delineation and public involvement were imperative. The award-winning project created a new State Highway 54 bridge over Duck Creek and repurposed the existing bridge to a pedestrian bridge.