November 5, 2020
Contact: Dennis Ferstenou
Town of Eagle Point
Eagle Point Closes Failing Bridge
Chippewa Falls, WI – The Town of Eagle Point has closed the bridge crossing O’Neil
Creek on 133rd Street south of 125th Avenue. Following a Wisconsin Department of
Transportation-required routine inspection on November 3, which revealed structural
failure of the bridge, Wayne Krejci, Chippewa County Highway Department Bridge
Program Manager, advised the town to close the bridge to traffic immediately.
No timetable has been set for the replacement of the bridge. The town board will be
meeting in the near future to discuss construction of a new bridge, which could occur in
the summer of 2021. No cost is available for the project. The town is eligible for bridge
aid, which will cover 50 percent of the bridge cost.
Chippewa County and the town have been monitoring recent deterioration of the bridge
deck and anticipating major repairs in the near future. The November 3rd inspection
revealed unexpected structural failure beneath the deck resulting in closure of the
Along with normal traffic, 133rd Street also provides a common route to Klinger’s Farm
Market to the north. From STH 124, Klinger customers are advised to use 125th Avenue
or 130th Avenue.