HORICON — Each year that passes is more than just water under the bridge for the city of Horicon when it comes to the East Lake Street Bridge.

Since 2009 Horicon has applied for grant funds at every opportunity to help replace the more than 60-year-old bridge.

Last week, after showing apparent signs of unevenness, the city closed the sidewalk over the bridge, and after inspection decided to impose a weight limit and later to close the bridge.

According to director of public works Dave Magnussen, 40 percent of the girders were found to have deficiencies. He estimates that the bridge may be closed for two months and that a repair plan is already underway.

The city wants to completely replace the bridge in the next two years.

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