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Michigan Avenue Lift Bridge closed due to structural concerns

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Posted at 12:20 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 12:20:22-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The City of Buffalo is looking to spread the word about a lengthy traffic alert.

The Michigan Avenue Lift Bridge over the Buffalo River is now closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic. According to city leaders, this is due to a structural concern in the cable system that was discovered during a recent inspection. The bridge will remain closed for several months until the cables can be replaced.

Michigan between Ohio Street and Gansen Street will be closed during that time.

A detour route has been posted using South Park Avenue to Louisiana Street to Ohio Street to Ganson Street.

City leaders want to stress, Ohio Street from Michigan Avenue to Louisiana Street is not a truck route, please use Louisiana Street from South Park Avenue.