Wisconsin River bridge to be tribute to American Revolution

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There won't be a sign telling motorists that they're about to traverse the newly named Veterans of the American Revolution Memorial Bridge across the Wisconsin River on Interstate 39/90/94 just south of Portage.

However, travelers who stop at the rest areas just south of the bridge soon will see plaques acknowledging the bridge's designation and detailing the ways in which veterans of the American Revolution (1775-1783) touched Wisconsin.

On Monday, Gov. Jim Doyle signed into law Assembly Bill 351 designating the bridge as the Veterans of the American Revolution Memorial Bridge. It followed several years of efforts by the Wisconsin Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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