A bridge serves as a landmark and neighborhood catalyst

City of Milwaukee
Sixth Street Viaduct

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Defined by soaring white pylons and their distinctive cables, the Sixth Street Viaduct in Milwaukee is both a local landmark as well as a critical path for the city. As a replacement to a 92-year old bridge, the Viaduct’s design nods to the City’s industrial history, while creating a fresh new image for the neighborhood.

As the design consultants for the project, Kahler Slater created a new landmark entrance to the Menomonee Valley neighborhood. This bridge and American Family Field (Home of the Milwaukee Brewers) are considered the catalysts for the resulting redevelopment of the area. The bridge was the first cable-stayed bridge for vehicular traffic in Wisconsin and spans over two rail lines, four surface streets and two waterways.