An SUV that was on a Michigan City drawbridge when it began to rise was partially crushed between the rising part of the bridge and the pavement. An Ohio couple that was inside the SUV was not hurt. The incident happened Friday afternoon on the south side of the Franklin Street bridge, which was stuck upright for about two hours while first responders tried to figure out how to remove the car. All passengers were out of the vehicle with no injuries and it was determined that there was no fire. Several agencies were called to check on the integrity of the bridge and to assist with in the removal of the vehicle without damaging the bridge. The Port Authority assisted with a fork truck that was used to lift the SUV off the bridge using lifting straps from the Fire Department. A crane eventually lifted the SUV and pulled it free. The bridge remained open to pedestrian traffic, but it was closed to vehicles for a few hours.
August 5th, 2019|Local News|