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Wis. lawmakers want bridge named after Uecker

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MADISON, Wis. (AP)

It would be Bob Uecker Way, but just for a day.

A bipartisan group of Wisconsin state lawmakers wants to rename a pedestrian bridge near Miller Park after the team's longtime broadcaster to celebrate his birthday on Jan. 26.

The Legislature has already passed a resolution marking Jan. 26 as ''Bob Uecker Day'' in Wisconsin, and the group is now asking Gov. Scott Walker's administration to take the additional step.

The 12 Republicans and eight Democrats sent a letter dated Monday to Walker's Department of Transportation asking for the name change for the bridge over Miller Park Way that connects the east parking lot to the entrance near center field.

A spokeswoman for DOT says there has been no official response to the request.

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