OSHKOSH - Work is underway to replace part of a railroad bridge in Oshkosh.
Crews started work Monday morning on the Canadian National bridge.
Because of the construction, boats will be unable to pass between the Fox River and Lake Winnebago this week.
The work is the final phase of a two-year $27 million project.
After it's done the bridge will open vertically instead of spinning to allow boats to pass.
"It's that bascule span that is going to produce a wider and more reliable, navigable channel for boats to get through,” said Patrick Waldron, CN spokesman. “And that will replace two narrow navigable channels that existed with the old swing span bridge."
CN officials say the 114-year-old bridge carries about two dozen freight trains every day.
An 11-foot-long model of the Japanese passenger liner Hikawa Maru is being sent back to Japan after 34 years at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc.
Area volunteers are making a difference in the community this holiday season. At this time of the year, many people are looking for ways to help their neighbors. The Salvation Army is one of the many places where you can do just that.
For the second year in a row, St. Norbert College could house overflow of homeless people from the St. John the Evangelist shelter in Green Bay.
A memorial fund has been created for a Grand Chute firefighter killed in a weekend car crash.
Appleton police executed a search warrant Thursday in connection with a fatal nightclub shooting.
Capital Credit Union is offering to match donations made to Salvation Army red kettles in the Fox Valley on Friday.