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.
- 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.