New Milwaukee Bucks Arena Achieves Another Construction Milestone

Mortenson’s project team at the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, future home of the Milwaukee Bucks, reached an important construction milestone on Tuesday, May 2. The team successfully placed the first roof truss for the arena project. The installation took about 10 minutes and involved lifting a 23-ton, 250-foot steel truss into place.

This milestone marks the beginning of a series of additional roof truss installations in the coming months. The grade 65 steel beams required for the roof trusses arrived in the Port of Milwaukee in November 2016. They were then trucked to Merrill Iron & Steel for fabrication before being transported back for onsite assembly and installation. Read more about the steel delivery here.