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Cass Street Bridge Incident

by Colleen Paveglio
Monday, June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021 - In connection with the South Cass Street Bridge project, two skyjacks were overturned this afternoon. The units were lowering a floating barge work platform in connection with bridgework onto river and tipped over. No injuries occurred with the operators or those working on scene.

As a result of the incident, a small amount of fluid leaked and has been contained.  The appropriate local and county agencies have responded and the State of Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy are en route to the scene. Emergency responders continue to be onsite.

“We are grateful that no injuries were sustained due to this incident. Thanks to the crews on the scene and our emergency responders for their quick response time,” says Acting City Manager/City Clerk Benjamin Marentette.

The South Cass Street Bridge is anticipated to be closed until November 2021 in connection with the bridge rehabilitation work.