John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
If the State of Wisconsin does nothing to repair or replace the Hoan Bridge and the Zoo Interchange of 894 & 94, we will be able to run a lottery as to see who is the first person killed when either of these bridges fall down. The two structures are badly suffering from neglect and metal fatigue. There is discussion going on now as to whether they should be repaired or replaced. Why wait until somebody gets killed when they collapse? Take some action now! If we need new politicians to get this done, then there is an election next year to solve this. Minnesota had its bridge collapse in the Twin Cities. Now it's our time for this to happen in Milwaukee. A lower Hoan Bridge is not the answer, unless you want to travel close to the fumes from the Milwaukee Sewerage Plant. Please act now to fix this problem before we have to call in the coroner to solve the results of inaction on our politicians. Notify all of your local politicians to help solve this problem. Tell then that we hold them responsible for any action or inaction on their part. A recall election is possible after the election if necessary.