Word came today via Milwaukee County First that a group of local politicians have formed a coalition to save the Hoan Bridge. I’m interested in this, not just because it’s named in honor of our great Socialist Mayor Daniel Hoan, but because it’s a vital line of commerce and activity. I may have issues with the amount of space it takes up in Bay View, but boy, without it, we’d be cut off from the north side save for city streets and I-43. The bridge certainly needs redecking in the near future. But to remove it as the DOT has thought about doing (without consulting us) would be disastrous.
H. Nelson Goodson over at Hispanic News Network has another idea: party on the Hoan! That’s an idea that may bear investigating.