Valley Passage and Silver City

The Valley Passage was constructed at the same location where generations of workers, called the Bucket Brigade because of their steel lunch buckets, streamed through a tunnel beneath the railroad tracks and across the river via a pedestrian bridge on their way to jobs in the Menomonee River Valley.

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MID 1900’s

When industry left in the mid-1900s, the bridge was torn down.


The Valley Passage (a railroad underpass), the Silver City bike/ pedestrian bridge over the Menomonee River, and a path up to 37th and Pierce Streets restores that historic connection between the Menomonee River Valley and Silver City neighborhood.

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