A fix for the Grand Haven drawbridge?


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (via WOOD TV) — The Michigan Department of Transportation says it is working with a contractor to address issues with the Grand Haven drawbridge properly closing as work wraps up on the span.

In a statement posted on the Spring Lake Village Facebook page, MDOT spokesperson Vicki Weerstra says workers are finishing up a repairing the bridge’s electrical and operational components, which began in December. However, she said maintaining operation of the bridge “has proved challenging.”

MDOT says at least two times in the past week, the Grand Haven bascule bridge has failed to open.

Authorities said traffic backups caused by the malfunctioning bridge also played a role in a three-vehicle crash on April 19. Two people were hurt in the chain reaction crash, but authorities say their injuries were not life-threatening.  

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