TUESDAY, 4/19/2022 9:24 p.m.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has given an update on the Mason Street Bridge that was closed down on Tuesday.
According to WisDOT Northeast Region’s Twitter, The Mason Street Bridge in downtown Green Bay is now open to traffic.
Bridge engineers were able to find a faulty switch in the operating system that was causing the issue and have fixed the problem.
The bridge was shut down for around 4 hours because of this.
Mason Street Bridge malfunctions, closed to traffic
TUESDAY, 4/19/2022, 5:14 p.m.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – A Green Bay bridge has malfunctioned while attempting to close after a ship went through.
Green Bay Police are asking residents to avoid the Mason Street Bridge due to the drawbridge mechanism malfunctioning. The bridge is currently in a closed position, but one side of the bridge is slightly higher than the other.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) says the bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic for an indefinite amount of time while engineers inspect a malfunction in the computer system.
An alternate route has been given by the Green Bay Police Department. They are asking those traveling to use Walnut Street, Dousman Street, Interstate 43, or State Trunk Highway 172 to cross the Fox River.
Mason Street Bridge was closed earlier today for spring cleaning and it is unclear if that had anything to do with the malfunction.
Local 5 will update this story when more information is made available.