A work project on the railroad bridge that crosses the Nemadji River near East 8th Street and 37th Avenue East will affect pedestrian and snowmobile traffic for the next month or so.

According to the City of Superior, the work will affect the ice thickness in the area; those who usually cross the Nemadji in that area and depend on the ice for a crossing should find a different route.  Because the work is being performed in the water itself, the contractor has to break the ice up every day with a barge.  That ice cracking procedure will not allow the ice to freeze to a safe thickness for navigation - even if it looks like it might.  The water will be opened up about 200-feet upstream and 600-feet downstream of the railroad bridge every day.  The site is marked by barricades, however it is NOT navigable to the public at this time.  Please do not attempt to access this area until further notice.

The city has offered a timetable for the work to be completed - with the potential for it taking two months - bringing the work towards the end of January 2019.