- 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.




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