Bridge Inspection Involves More Than Just Damaged Section

Engineers evaluating the Michigan Street Bridge Thursday examined more than just the cross pieces damaged by a backhoe last Friday. Mark Kantola, the Department of Transportation’s Regional Communications Manager, talks about the areas evaluated on the downtown bridge… Kantola was asked how long it will take before a repair plan is developed… Over the years, the cross beams on the Michigan Street Bridge have been … Continue reading

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Sevastopol Elementary Principal Resigns

The Sevastopol Board of Education accepted the resignation of Elementary School Principal and Director of Special Education Mary Donaldson during a meeting at the school in Institute Thursday evening. The board action was announced shortly before midnight following a marathon executive session that began shortly after the meeting was called to order at 6:30PM. We’re told much of the time spent behind closed doors was … Continue reading

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Weight Limit Lifted on Michigan Street Bridge

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced that weight restrictions on the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay have been lifted following an inspection Thursday morning of damage to the 85-year old structure from an incident last week. A 20-ton limit was imposed on the bridge following a vehicle strike to multiple overhead beams. After conducting a thorough inspection, bridge engineers Thursday deemed the span … Continue reading

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New Contract Awarded To Bay Shipbuilding

Fincantieri/Bay Shipbuilding has announced that it has been awarded a contract to build an articulated tug barge or A.T.B. for delivery in late 2017. The contract, recently signed by the Fincantieri Marine Group, includes an option for a second A.T.B. unit to potentially be delivered in 2018. Todd Thayse, vice-president and general manager of the shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, says the new contract is good … Continue reading

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