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The Valley Passage reconnects the Menomonee Valley with Milwaukee's south side.
The Valley Passage, which re-establishes a historic connection from Milwaukee’s south side to the Menomonee Valley, was constructed through a partnership between the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), the City of Milwaukee, Menomonee Valley Partners (MVP), and Urban Ecology Center (UEC). The connection will serve as a trail head for the Hank Aaron State Trail, offers residents walk-to-work opportunities to thousands of jobs in the Menomonee Valley, and provides access to recreation amenities and natural resources along the Menomonee River.
The Valley Passage was constructed at the same location where generations of workers made their way from the south side to the Menomonee Valley. For decades, workers streamed through a tunnel beneath the railroad tracks and across a pedestrian bridge over the Menomonee River on their way to jobs in the Menomonee Valley. When industry left, the bridge was torn down and the Valley disconnected from the surrounding community. The Valley Passage, which includes a bike/pedestrian bridge over the Menomonee River, a railroad underpass, and a path up to 37th and Pierce Streets, restores that historic connection, making the Valley’s employment and recreation opportunities accessible to residents throughout the region.
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Artwork on the left side of the passage as viewed from the Menomonee Valley side.
The passage as viewed from the Menomonee Valley side.
Artwork on the right side of the passage as viewed from the Menomonee Valley side.
Last Updated: on 5/14/2013 10:10:08 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:10 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum