By Tim Kowols
The Michigan Street Bridge scheduled re-opening for Friday has now been delayed until next Thursday, January 26, according to an announcement by the Department of Transportation Thursday afternoon. The historic bridge has been closed since January 3 to repair damaged beams from an April 2016 incident involving a semi towing a backhoe. Mark Kantola from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation explains the reason for the delay.
Kantola says the DOT waited the nearly nine months to make repairs to the Michigan Street Bridge to lessen the impact the work would have on marine and motor vehicle traffic.