On Sunday morning, people in Sturgeon Bay met at the bridge on Michigan Street to walk the historic steel structure, and celebrate its 90th birthday. The day started with a briefing on the history of the bridge from the board president of the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society, Christie Weber. It was the first year the event took place, and Sturgeon Bay Historical Society member Annie Lampert says she was blown away by the turnout.
A good crowd came to pay homage to the bridge’s history, but it hasn’t always been celebrated. Lampert commends Weber on her efforts to keep the bridge standing.
Lampert added that the bridge walk will now be an annual event and each year is a dress rehearsal until the 100-year celebration.