US 2 (Fish Creek Bridges), town of Barksdale and town of Eileen - Bayfield County


The project involves the two bridges over Fish Creek on US 2 between WIS 13 North and the city of Ashland in the Bayfield County towns of Barks​d​ale and Eileen.


The piers on both bridges are exposed due to erosion along Fish Creek because of stream flow in and out of Chequamegon Bay. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is proposing to:

  • Place heavy stone in the waterway to stabilize bridge piers and prevent further erosion.

  • Replace guardrail on the roadway approaches.


Construction is scheduled for 2024.

Traffic I​mpacts

Traffic will be maintained on US 2 during construction, but temporary single-lane closures will be required to complete the work.


​Phil Keppers
WisDOT Northwest Region Project Manager
(715) 395-3027

Jeff Olson
WisDOT Northwest Region Project Supervisor
(715) 395-3032

Christena T. O'Brien
WisDOT Northwest Region Communications Manager
(715) 833-9814, (715) 828-9471

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Northwest Region, Superior office
1701 N. 4th St.
Superior, WI 54880
(715) 392-7925,​ (800) 590-1868