The Wisconsin D.O.T. has announced that the Michigan Street Bridge is now open to car traffic under 20 tons until a full inspection can be performed this week. Vehicles more than 20 tons must use the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge. A detour is posted.
An accident occurred shortly before 6PM Friday that damaged several overhead beams on the Michigan Street Bridge. According to authorities, a backhoe being taken across the more than 85-year old span struck and damaged multiple cross pieces. The backhoe being taken across the bridge was also damaged. There were no injuries.