Michigan Street Bridge Opened Nearly 1,800 Times in 2016

The amount of boat traffic in the Sturgeon Bay area is on the rise, making it even more important to have in place a coordinated effort regarding the city’s three bridges. As the Department of Transportation continues the process of switching the bridges over to remote control operation, bridge-tenders must have a variety of information at their disposal. DOT Engineer Natasha Gwidt says that includes bridge openings…

Maintenance Engineer Jason Lahm says bridge clearance rates are tracked on a daily basis…

The ultimate plan is to have one bridge-tender manning the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge, utilizing audio and video gear to get the job done.

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