Marathon County U bridge repairs scheduled for 2022​

​Release date: December 22, 2021​

Work to replace damaged bridge girders on the Marathon County U bridge over US 51 in Wausau is scheduled for 2022. Repairs are necessary after the structure was struck by an over-height vehicle.

Motorists will encounter a single, right lane closure in the County U eastbound lane over US 51 through winter. 

“WisDOT has completed several bridge inspections and installed a lane closure to minimize the burden on the damaged girders until repairs can be made.” Said Shannon Riley, North Central Region Operations Chief.  

Work will involve removal and replacement of a portion of the bridge deck and damaged girders. 

For more information, contact:

Tegan Griffith, North Central Region Communications Manager
(715) 493-3710,