- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) - Fire equipment is being tested this week on the bridge linking the U.S. and Canada in the Upper Peninsula.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says crews from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, are scheduled to be on the deck of the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge on Wednesday and Thursday to test a water piping system designed for response to a fire.

International Bridge Administration General Manager Phil Becker says the tests will verify that the equipment will function properly if it’s needed to respond to a vehicle fire on the bridge. It also will familiarize crews with how the system works.

He says the tests are performed about every two years. During the tests, bridge traffic may be slower than usual.

___

Online:

https://www.saultbridge.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide