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Garver Path Bridges


City of Madison | Chris Petykowski, Principal Engineer


Madison, Wisconsin


Capital City Path to Madison’s Northeast Side


January 2021 – November 2021

KL Contact

Chad Halverson, PE

Project Details

  • WisDOT Non-Traditional Project
  • 2 River Crossing Pedestrian Truss Bridges
  • Wetland Crossing Pedestrian Truss Bridge
  • Significant Alternatives Analysis
  • State & Local Permitting

Garver Path Bridge Crossings

KL Engineering is working with the City of Madison to design a 1-mile connector trail from the Capital City Path to the northeast side of Madison. The project runs through the Garver Feed Mill redevelopment area and O.B. Sherry Park.

The design incorporates a 10-foot wide asphalt trail, two 14-foot wide prefabricated steel truss bridges, and a wetland crossing prefabricated steel truss bridge, which encompassed extensive alternative discussions (asphalt path with wetland fill, boardwalks, bridges, and the combination thereof). Cut stone boulders will be placed at the river crossing bridges to provide access to Starkweather Creek.

The project is unique with Starkweather Drive being converted to a one-way street, allowing for the proposed trail to be constructed within the current footprint of the roadway, decreasing impervious area, and minimizing conflict with trees and greenspace.

Garver Path Bridges [Photos]