So I parked at the Wonderland Pub at the intersection of JJ and F, and took a little hike up the abandoned right-of-way towards the interstate. Here are some pictures.
First, here's a photo taken from Frame Park at the intersection of North Street and Moreland Boulevard, looking north. I think there's room for a bike path next to Highway F, don't you?
The lovely Wonderland Pub. No, I didn't stop in--maybe next time. ;)
The right-of-way was pretty weedy but not completely overgrown. Two bridges were in pretty good condition. I'm no expert but it seemed to me that the existing bridges could simply be rehabbed, rather than re-built:
Approaching the I-94 bridge. Harris Lumber is on the left. There is a little spur from the Canadian-National line that Harris Lumber is using. The abandoned right-of-way where a path would be built is to the right of the tracks in the picture below; I think the County removed the tracks and sold the scrap metal in the past 2 years or so.
The I-94 bridge over the tracks. Again, the abandoned right-of-way does NOT have any tracks on it, and is to the right of the tracks in this photo.
The WBA is currently preparing a letter to send to County officials and to Waukesha, Pewaukee, and Brookfield aldermen whose districts border the trail. We'll request that they prioritize building this multi-use path and look for State or Federal grants to help leverage the cost of constructing it.