Toledo drawbridge that was stuck upright reopens

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A drawbridge that was stuck in the upright position for much of the past week has
reopened in downtown Toledo.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge over the Maumee (MAW’-mee) River again opened to traffic Thursday
morning.

Crews have been dealing with electrical and mechanical problems on the bridge for more than a week. They
had hoped it would be ready for use Wednesday, but that didn’t happen.

The bridge got stuck a week ago. While problems were addressed, officials weren’t able to keep it lowered
for road traffic because that would have blocked cargo ships on the river.

The bridge first opened to traffic in 1914.

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