BRIDGE REPAIR: WisDOT using high-tech for repairs on Sturgeon Bay Bridge

June 17, 2016
Engineers are using a laser-guided camera system to map the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has started the repair process on the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay.

Engineers are using a laser-guided camera system to map damaged caused in April, when construction equipment being hauled across the bridge struck the steel overhead.

That information will be used to manufacture custom-made parts for the 85-year-old Michigan Street Bridge.

Engineers say this is the first time the system, called LiDAR, has been used in Wisconsin to map the surface of a bridge.