By Tim Kowols
After over three weeks of repair work, the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will reopen to motorists and pedestrians Thursday afternoon. Poor winter weather caused crews to delay its original reopening last week. The bridge has been closed since January 3 to repair nine support beams damaged by a semi-truck towing a backhoe last April. The project marked one of the first times the Wisconsin Department of Transportation used three-dimensional technology called LiDAR to create the specifications needed to replicate the damaged beams of the historic bridge.