The Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay is the main connection to northern Door County.
A pigeon is partly to blame for the Bayview Bridge being stuck just before 6 p.m. Monday, causing traffic on Wisconsin 42/57 to be temporarily detoured through downtown Sturgeon Bay.
The Bayview Bridge tender alerted Sturgeon Bay police to reroute traffic when he was unable to raise the gates at 5:52 p.m. Monday. The chief bridge tender was called and his suspicions of what the problem could be was correct, according to Door County Highway Commissioner John Kolodziej.
"A pigeon was where he shouldn't have been, preventing the locking mechanism from engaging," Kolodziej said. "This has ...