Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Future of Frankln St Bridge in doubt
post Jan 25 2021, 03:23 PM
Post #1

Spends WAY too much time at CBTL

Group: Admin
Posts: 16,142
Joined: 8-December 06
From: Michigan City, IN
Member No.: 2


The historic Franklin Street drawbridge, which is the main entrance to the city’s lakefront, needs fixing again.

As a result, talk about whether to replace the almost 90-year old bridge above Trail Creek or keep pouring money into it has rekindled.

The next round of repairs, approved last week by the LaPorte County Council, involve mostly electrical upgrades and replacing worn gears, said LaPorte County Highway Engineer Jay Sullivan.

Sullivan said the upcoming fix has more to do with preventative maintenance so the bridge doesn’t start becoming stuck again.

“If it gets stuck, and as old as it is, it might be a couple of weeks before we get parts for it,” Sullivan said.

The bridge stuck down for an extended period means sailboats heading to and from Lake Michigan would be unable to pass underneath it.

Stuck in an open position, the bridge produces major traffic back-ups, especially during the summer, and forces motorists to use Center Street, a narrow, curvy street nestled in the dunes, to get to the beach and Washington Park Zoo.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
2 User(s) are reading this topic (2 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:


Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 11th April 2021 - 03:04 AM

Skin Designed By: neo at www.neonetweb.com