Maple to Oregon Bridge Problems

Motorists wanting to cross the Oregon Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay were stymied on more than one occasion on Tuesday. Problems related to the replacement of a drive unit on the bridge led to the closure of the span for about four hours. the bridge was opened to traffic at about 2PM, but was stuck once again a couple of hours later. The drive unit failed on July 19th & caused the span to be shut down on that occasion for about six hours. A crew from the Department of Transportation ran into some electrical problems during the replacement project Tuesday & thought it had the glitch repaired after changing some parts. The bridge reportedly encountered problems again in the four o’clock hour, but was back open to traffic shortly before 4:30PM. The thirty million dollar bridge has seen it’s share of closures since it opened in September of 2008.

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