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Mason St. Bridge closed due to mechanical issues

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Posted at 6:29 AM, Jul 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-07 18:41:46-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — The Mason Street Bridge in Green Bay is closed Wednesday.

The Green Bay Police Department says there is a mechanical issue with the bridge.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), on Tuesday, at 6:06 p.m., the bridge lifted for a ship passing through. WisDOT says the bridge became stuck open at an angle of 61 degrees.

Police say they don't know how long it could take to solve the problem. Suggested alternate routes include the Walnut St Bridge, the Main St. Bridge, the Leo Frigo Bridge (I-43), and the WI-172 Bridge. Check traffic updates here.

According to WisDOT, the Mason Street Bridge (also known as the Don A. Tilleman Bridge), carries Wisconsin State Trunk Highway (WIS) 54 over the Fox River in downtown Green Bay. It was built in 1973 and as of 2017, carries an average of 38,800 vehicles per day.

The bridge is owned by WisDOT. While it is maintained and serviced by both WisDOT and Brown County staff, all costs are reimbursed by WisDOT.