A vital snowmobile trail connection between Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has been restored now that a 392-foot bridge over the Menominee River has been repaired. That means snowmobilers riding in that area will again be able to easily connect the massive trail systems in the two states.
The mlive.com website reported Thursday that the railing and decking has now been replaced on the bridge — located along Trail 2 that connects Dickinson County, Michigan, to Marinette County, Wisconsin near the Michigan city of Norway — and it is once again open for traffic.
“The snowmobile trail bridge over the Menominee River has been repaired ahead of schedule,” the website quoted DNR trail specialist Jeff Kakuk as saying. “The trail is now open between Pine Mountain Road in Michigan and Romitti Drive in Wisconsin.”
The bridge was closed in early December after it was identified as being unsafe for snowmobile traffic. The repairs have narrowed the bridge slightly — meaning it has become a one-way bridge, where those seeking to cross should wait at a pre-bridge stop sign for anybody coming there way on the bridge, Kakuk said in the article.