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Officials To Review Video Of Bridge Accident

For the second time in four years a serious accident has been narrowly averted on a Sturgeon Bay drawbridge.

In August of 2009, a motorist caught in the wrong spot on the Oregon Street Bridge was taken for a frightening ride when the bridge opened.  

Sunday, a Florida couple escaped injury when the front of their motor home was crushed by a counterweight on the Michigan Street Bridge. 

Door County Highway Commissioner John Kolodziej says he wants to look at the video and the police report before commenting further, but he tells that the bridge should not have been opened.

Longtime Michigan Street Bridge advocate Christie Weber says she's not against remote bridge openings per se, but says she'd like to see on-site visual inspections done until state officials can figure out how to open and close the bridges safely.

"This is bad press for all of Door County," says Weber. "Having people sit for four hours in line waiting to get on or off this island is ridiculous for tourism and impacts us all financially."

State and county highway officials are expected to review video of the incident on Tuesday.


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