Reminder: Sturgeon Bay’s Michigan Street Bridge closing briefly next week
February 14, 2014
Bridge repairs are starting Monday
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region in Green Bay is reminding motorists that the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay, Door County will be closed Monday, February 17 from 8 a.m. to noon. The bridge will again close on Wednesday, February 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists will need to find alternate routes during these closures. The closures will not affect marine traffic.
Repair crews will use the first closure to stage their equipment for repair of the southwest dolphin, one of four cylindrical dolphins or structures located in the river on either side of the bridge to protect it. The dolphin was struck by a freighter on Saturday, January 11 just after noon as the ship was passing under the bridge. The bridge itself was not damaged and is safe for use.
The bridge will be closed a second time so crews can remove their equipment following the completion of repairs. Estimated cost for the work is $30,000.
For more information, contact:
Kim Rudat, WisDOT NE Region Communications
(920) 492-5743, firstname.lastname@example.org