Vilas Park - Lagoon Bridge Replacements

Last Updated: 09/20/2019

Project Update

The two Vilas Park pedestrian bridges located at the lagoon island were replaced in 2018.

The City of Madison Parks Division held a public input meeting to discuss the project on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017. At the public input meeting, Parks staff reviewed the condition of the existing bridges, discussed the proposed replacement structures and reviewed the project timeline.

Below are the presentation slides and notes.

The proposed bridge improvements were approved by the City of Madison Landmarks Commission on September 18, 2017.

The project was released for public works construction bidding on November 11, 2017, and the construction contract was awarded to R. G. Huston Co., Inc on January 16, 2018. Work began in early 2018 and the anticipated completion date is August 15, 2018.

If you have questions or comments regarding the project, please contact Mike Sturm at (608) 267-4921, or at