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Steel rocker arms failure blamed for closure of Napier Avenue bridge

Published: Apr. 28, 2022 at 5:05 PM EDT
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BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. (WNDU) - The Napier Avenue bridge in Berrien County is closed after the bridge’s steel rocker arms failed.

The four-lane bridge was already reduced to two lanes last month while crews repaired the underside of the bridge. Crews then found a problem with the beams and steel rocker arms.

According to our reporting partners at The Herald-Palladium, the city was notified Tuesday and the bridge was closed to all traffic shortly after 5:30 p.m.

It’s unknown how long the bridge will be shut down.

But there’s a detour route. Travelers should head north on M-139 to BL I-94, and from there down M-63. The route is shown in the map below:

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