Janesville’s Town Square enhanced its downtown, providing a gathering space for the community and kick-starting revitalization efforts throughout the city. The Town Square project spans both sides of the Rock River and is divided into two parts, connected by the Blain Gilbertson Family Heritage Bridge. This pedestrian bridge is the defining feature of the Town Square project, and the focal point of the bridge is a 30-foot-tall sculpture called Resilience that emerges from two bridge piers, meeting in the middle. Other project features include a pavilion, green spaces, an activity deck, a floating dock, an interactive water feature, and amenities such as LED lighting, drinking fountains, benches, picnic tables, and a gas fire pit. A bio-infiltration basin provides stormwater management for the site, providing total suspended solids removal for the upstream Dodge Street drainage area prior to discharge into the Rock River just downstream of the project location. The project was awarded a 2022 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Wisconsin Engineering Excellence State Finalist Award.
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