An emergency closing of the Franklin Street Bridge in Michigan City has been declared by the County Commission President and Council President.
Due to structural damage caused by the recent record-breaking arctic temperatures across our area, the Franklin Street Bridge will be closed immediately to all traffic-both vehicular and pedestrian. The bridge is expected to reopen to traffic on April 15.
The declaration of an emergency repair – by both the Commission President and Council President – at this location will allow for immediate disbursement of funds from the Major Bridge Fund to pay for engineering services and construction of the repair. The project will be managed by Marquiss Electric with other area firms doing the specialized work required on this project.
The LaPorte County Commissioners Office is asking to please take other routes to the lakefront and please continue to support our local businesses in this area.