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UPDATE: Green Bay's Mason Street Bridge reopens after Tuesday's malfunction closure

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Posted at 5:14 PM, Apr 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-19 23:03:39-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — The Mason Street Bridge in Green Bay has since reopened to traffic after being closed for hours due to a drawbridge mechanism malfunction.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, bridge engineers found a faulty switch in the operating system. The bridge was reopened by 9:00 pm Tuesday.

Tuesday afternoon, Green Bay Police advised drivers to avoid the Mason St. Bridge due to the malfunction that kept the bridge open.

Police said Tuesday evening the Mason St. Bridge has malfunctioned after attempting to close after a ship went through.

Police were asking drivers to use Walnut St., Dousman St., Interstate 43 or State Trunk Highway 172 to cross the Fox River as a detour.

All lanes are now open.