If you want to see an example of a vision coming to fruition – after years of planning and construction – head to downtown Milwaukee.
The city began building the Riverwalk two decades ago. The project almost is complete, with just a few spans yet to be built.
Milwaukee officials believe the walkway has spurred millions of dollars in development, and has helped people see the river through a new lens.
The riverfront revival is most impressive, if you know a bit of the city’s history. More than 150 years ago, the river was one reason people settled here.