2011 Top 10 Bridges - No. 10

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MICHIGAN STREET BASCULE BRIDGE REHABILITATION

 

PROJECT: Michigan Street Bascule Bridge Rehabilitation
LOCATION: Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
COST: over $18 million
LENGTH: 1,429 ft
DESIGNER: Teng & Associates Inc.
CONTRACTOR: Zenith-Tech
OWNER: Wisconsin DOT
 
It’s always nice when a neighbor can watch your bridge for you. The Michigan Street Bascule Bridge was set up to allow remote operation of the movable span from the control house of the nearby Maple-Oregon Bridge. A combination of closed-circuit television cameras, thermal-imaging cameras and a radar system were installed to ensure traf?c and pedestrians are clear prior to lifting the bridge.

 

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