The Wausau Police Department is investigating the theft of nuts and bolts from the pedestrian railings on the Washington Street and Scott Street bridges.
This was reported to the police department on the morning of October 11 by a supervisor from the Department of Public Works.
In all, 137 bolts were stolen from the W. Washington Street bridge and 80-100 nuts were stolen from the Scott Street bridge. These nuts and bolts anchor the pedestrian railing that rests atop the concrete barrier along the sidewalk.
The City of Wausau Department of Public Works is currently working to replace the missing nuts and bolts. The pedestrian railings are not at risk of tipping as a result of the missing nuts and bolts.
The total loss of the stainless steel items is approximately $415 plus an additional $1,000 in labor for the city crew to replace the missing nuts and bolts. Additionally, 4 bolts were missing from the Dudley Building.
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