Motorists are being reminded that the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will be closed to pedestrian & vehicular traffic for about a month, from Monday, September 19th until Friday, October 14th. The Department of Transportation says the older downtown bridge is being shut down to complete painting & inspections of the structure. Painting will include the bascule spans & touching up parts of the bridge that aren’t seen by the public. The DOT also plans to conduct a routine inspection of the structure while it is closed for painting. During the closure, the span will be left in the open position to accommodate water navigation. Painting was suspended & the bridge was opened on July 1st in deference to Sturgeon Bay’s tourism season. The painting had already been delayed, due to adverse weather conditions in the Spring. The reminder is intended to help drivers set up alternate routes to travel from one side of Sturgeon Bay to the other during the project on the more than 80 year old Michigan Street Bridge.