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Michigan Street Bridge to close next week

Drivers in Sturgeon Bay will have to find another route to cross the channel other than the Michigan Street Bridge starting next Monday for two weeks.  The bridge will be closed next Monday through Friday and again December 13 to December 17 as maintenance crews repair damaged structures leading to the bridge.  The Michigan Street Bridge was damaged in early October when a semi-truck struck its support structure.  The bridge will be open to traffic on weekends while repairs are being made over the two-week period.  Drivers should use the Oregon/Maple Bridge or the Bayview Bridge during the closure.     

 

 

Wis-DOT press release is below.

 

(Sturgeon Bay) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region announces the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay, Door County, will be closed to vehicle traffic from Monday morning, Dec. 6 to Friday evening, Dec. 10, and again from Monday, Dec. 13 to Friday, Dec. 17. Crews are repairing damaged overhead structures leading to the bridge.

 

Traffic impacts – Michigan Street Bridge

Week of December 6 and week of December 13, 2021:

Bridge maintenance crews will repair damaged structures leading to bridge.

Bridge CLOSED to vehicle and pedestrian traffic Monday, Dec. 6 through Friday, Dec. 10. This is a continuous closure. Bridge will open for the weekend from Friday evening through Sunday night.

Bridge will remain open to marine traffic.

Bridge CLOSED to vehicle and pedestrian traffic Monday, Dec. 13 to Friday, Dec. 17. This is a continuous closure.

Bridge will remain open to marine traffic.

Crews may finish repairs earlier than scheduled depending on weather and conditions.

Traffic to use Oregon/Maple Bridge or Bayview Bridge during closure.

 

Two weeks in February 2022 (TBD):

Bridge crews will replace/repair damaged overhead members on the lift span of the bridge. The lift span beam members are no longer available due to age of structure. Replacement parts must be designed and fabricated. The actual dates will depend on completion of fabricated replacement members.

The bridge will be CLOSED to marine traffic.

The bridge will be CLOSED to vehicle traffic

Traffic to use Oregon/Maple Bridge or Bayview Bridge during closure.

A vehicle strike damaged overhead structures leading to the bridge and on the lift span of the bridge in October this of this year. Repairs are needed to preserve the long-term life of the bridge. The structure is safe for travel. Bridge investigation shows no immediate safety concern for the traveling public or marine vessels.

 

For more state highway maintenance information, please see the Northeast Region maintenance website at  https://projects.511wi.gov/maintain-ne/schedule/

 

 

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