The City of Milwaukee developed the towerless vertical lift bridge in the 1960s.

A vertical-lift, or table-top bridge, is a movable bridge that utilizes hydraulics to raise the span vertically while remaining parallel with the deck. See how a bridge works from the bridge operator’s perspective. There will be two to three openings per hour during the event.

101 E Wells St

Saturday Hours
10 am - 5 pm

Sunday Hours
10 am - 5 pm

Photography, Tripods Permitted

Handicapped Accessible

Passport Site
Water Passport


Photo Tour