The Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay. Photo by Len Villano.
The Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will be closed to vehicles daily, 8 am to 4 pm, Monday, Aug. 13, Tuesday, Aug. 14 and Wednesday, Aug. 15. These daily closures are necessary to paint multiple bridge beams damaged by over-height vehicle strikes. Pedestrians may still use the bridge, and it will continue to open for marine traffic while painting takes place.
Detour signs will direct motorists to use the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge to cross the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. The Bayview Bridge is another alternate route to consider during the daily closures.
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 heat-straighten seven beams. One beam was entirely replaced.
All repair work is weather dependent.