WIS 13 Reopens with Completion of Two New Bridges

July flooding washed out two culverts

WIS 13 near Highbridge in Ashland County will reopen to all traffic, a month ahead of schedule. During the strong storms that tore through the region on July 11, two culverts washed out at Silver Creek and Trout Brook.

An eight by six foot culvert and 100 foot span of roadway, about 30 feet deep, washed away at Trout Brook.

A six by seven foot culvert and 150 foot span of roadway, about 50 feet deep, washed away at Silver Creek. Both voids have been repaired with the installation of new bridges.

Work began August 3 at Silver Creek and August 17 at Trout Brook.

On July 11, areas in northern Wisconsin received five to twelve plus inches of rainfall, impacting many local and state roadways. WisDOT has remained committed to restoring reasonable mobility.

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