It's a special day for veterans in Tomahawk where the community held a re-dedication ceremony for the Veterans Memorial Bridge Friday.
Since October of 2010 cement has been laid and new rails have been installed so that North 4th St. and River will be ready for it's re-dedication ceremony. A day the local soldiers recognize with pride.
"They are very honored by the presence of this bridge and we are all honored by their presence," said Ed Nyberg, Tomahawk's American Legion Firing Squad Commander.
The bridge doesn't honor just one group of vets, it's dedicated to a community.
Nyberg added, "it's a Lincoln County memorial, so there's representation here for all the veterans groups in the county and all the veterans in the county."
Nyberg said they have been working on the re-dedication for about a month and very hard in the last week. With all of their hard work, he said he's satisfied with the turnout.
Many hoped the bridge would re-open Friday, but because of the recent rainy weather, a worker said it is scheduled to open Monday.
Tomahawk city leaders said the old bridge was more than 80 years old and needed to be replaced.
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