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Electrical problems forces temporary closure Mason St. bridge

Donald Tilleman (Mason Street) Bridge in Green Bay, WI
Donald Tilleman (Mason Street) Bridge in Green Bay, WI

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Green Bay had two of its major bridges closed for almost an hour-and-a-half late Sunday. 

Officials said an electrical problem caused a temporary shutdown of the Mason Street bridge over the Fox River just south of downtown Green Bay.

The Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge north of the downtown on I-43 remains closed after a support pillar sank 12 days ago. 

On Mason Street, the drawbridge got stuck in a raised position about halfway up. Crews were called a little before 6 p.m. Sunday. That  was almost three hours after the Packer game ended, so it didn't affect the game traffic. 

Still, drivers were held up as much as 20 minutes as police cleared the span and set up detours.

A Green Bay public works official said crews repaired the electrical function that raises the bridge to let boats pass through on the Fox River. 

The bridge re-opened around 7:15 p.m.

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