The final major flood damaged highway from mid-July has reopened in far northern Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said repairs on Highway 13 near Highbridge in Ashland County were completed in eleven weeks, about one month ahead of schedule.
Work began in early August to replace culverts and pavement that washed out by nearly 12 inches of rain in the far north during a two-day period in mid-July.
A span of roadway 150 feet long was destroyed on Highway 13 at Silver Creek. Also, a second bridge was washed out at Trout Creek, destroying 100 feet of roadway. Both bridge pavements were 30 to 50 feet above the ground.