WisDOT to repair beams damaged in vehicle strikes
Release date: November 27, 2017
(Sturgeon Bay) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region office announces the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay, Door County, will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic from Monday morning, Dec. 4, through Tuesday, Dec. 12. This continuous closure is necessary to repair multiple bridge beams struck by over-height vehicles. The bridge will continue to open for marine traffic while repairs take place.
Detour signs will direct motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to use the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge in downtown Sturgeon Bay to cross the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. The Bayview Bridge is another alternate route to consider during the repair work.
One over-height vehicle struck support beams on May 31, 2017. Another over-height vehicle damaged support beams on the opposite side of the bridge on June 29, 2017. Work crews will heat-straighten seven beams. One beam will be entirely replaced.
All repair work is weather dependent.
For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager
Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-4153