Portage Lake Lift Bridge Sticks

The drawbridge connecting Houghton with Hancock brings traffic to a halt this afternoon when it gets stuck in the ‘up’ position.

The Portage Lake Lift Bridge was closed to traffic this afternoon at about 2:30.

It re-opened at about 5:15.

MDOT had staging areas as well where stranded drivers could seek shelter if they needed it.

The cause of the problem is unknown.