Project Overview

Carson Park is often referred to as Eau Claire’s “Crown Jewel”. The park has two entrances for users. The proposed project will address deficiencies of the west entrance to the park at Grand Avenue. The project will be funded 80% from a federal program to replace deficient bridges.

The existing bridge over Half Moon Lake at the west park entrance was built in 1933. The existing structure is considered structurally deficient due to deterioration of the structure. In addition, the structure is considered functionally obsolete since it does not meet current safety standards for vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian accommodations.

The City of Eau Claire is embarking on a project that will replace the existing structure and improve the approaches to the structure. The project will extend from the Birch Picnic Area parking lot access on the west to the intersection of Lake Street and Grand Avenue on the east. The goal of the project is to provide a safe access to Carson Park for all users and enhance the quality of life for the entire community.

Ayres Associates City of Eau Claire