Dyckman bridge closes for rehabilitation in South Haven

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. -- The Dyckman Avenue Bascule Bridge closed Tuesday, September 2 for rehabilitation work.

The rehabilitation project, which will cost about $2 million, will close the bridge to road and pedestrian traffic from September 2 to May 15, 2015.

The hydraulic and electric systems that lift the bridge will be replaced. The roadway and the sidewalk will also be improved.

Crews will:

  • Replace electric power and control cables

  • Remove and resurface the concrete deck

  • Repaint the steel grid deck and floor beams

  • Replace the sidewalks

  • Repaint the bascule span

  • Install new traffic signals and gates

  • Install closed circuit TV to give operators a better view of the road and the water.

The bridge will continue to operate for boat traffic through October 15.

Because of the bridge closure, officials have posted a detour:

If you're headed west, take a right on Broadway, a right onto Dunkley to East Wells Street. Take a left onto the Blue Star Highway, take a left on Baseline Road and a left onto North Shore Drive.

If you're headed east, take a left onto North Shore Drive, a right on Baseline Road, a right onto the Blue Star Highway, a right on East Wells to Dunkley Avenue and a left on to Broadway.

Click here for more information on the project


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