As the Second Street Bridge in Algoma is being rebuilt, marine traffic will still be able to navigate the Ahnapee River and gain access to Lake Michigan. The bridge construction began last Monday and is expected to continue through October. Algoma Public Works Director Matt Murphy says the holiday traffic through the city went smoothly this past weekend. He says boaters still can go through despite the challenging high water.
The old Second Street Bridge should be completely removed by Wednesday this week, according to Murphy. He adds that the Algoma Marina has seen a substantial increase in activity at the boat ramp since the Kewaunee Marina closed due to excessive flooding.