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    Default Bridge in Houghton open to sleds??

    Hoping to head up this weekend and wondering if the bridge will be open to sleds? If so is the mat going to be down too? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mndoorider View Post
    Hoping to head up this weekend and wondering if the bridge will be open to sleds? If so is the mat going to be down too? Thanks
    Good question, seems to me I saw a pic from like December 2 2019 and the bridge was up.

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    Wanted to ask but know it will come in time. Would really like to take the kids up to Carmelitto's for lunch in Calumet. Know we can run the carbides on iron when bridge is down. Bu

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    The bridge has been lowered for some time now, however, not sure if it's open to traffic yet. The mat will come when there is enough to grab & dump on it, which shouldn't be long now. Steady snows the last couple of days. -Mezz

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    I think I saw bridge will be open to sleds on the 15th

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    If bridge is up how do you get to the other side? we are backpacking and staying at the hotel right there, ramada. Is trail 3 closed up to lake linden?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjmaxx View Post
    I think I saw bridge will be open to sleds on the 15th
    I saw the same thing on the farcebook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erndogg68 View Post
    If bridge is up how do you get to the other side? we are backpacking and staying at the hotel right there, ramada.
    Call the sheriff's dept and they will escort you across.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erndogg68 View Post
    If bridge is up how do you get to the other side? we are backpacking and staying at the hotel right there, ramada. Is trail 3 closed up to lake linden?
    Unfortunately, you don't. Unless you can get someone local to haul your sleds for you.
    Lake Effect Snow, my three favorite words.

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    The bridge is down and I believe the gates are open. As far as the mat goes, we have to wait for the Coast Guard to close the season for shipping on the Portage Waterway. For once the mat is down, the bridge cannot be raised because it is too heavy for the counter weights to be effective. The CG typically calls the end of the season towards the end of December. Once the mat is down, it will be advertised. Always is!

    -John

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    So I've searched and can't seem to find any info so I'll ask.....is the bridge mat down yet ?

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    Nope, gates were still up this past weekend. We were told they’re still doing maintenance on the bridge this week and it might be open Thursday, unsure if they’d have the mat down or you’d just have to ride across the metal.

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    I saw somewhere on FB that they are putting it down today

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    I just got this off of the Keweenaw info site. Looks like we'll be good to go by the time we get up there, just hoping when they say "open to snowmobile traffic " that means mat down and snow on it.

    December 18, 2019:

    Trails are being groomed day and night in most areas of the Keweenaw. Trails are in fair to good condition. Groomers are heading as far south as Toivola and to Copper Harbor via Trail 3 out to High Rock Trail. Trails 122 & 124 are being groomed today. The Portage Lift Bridge will be open to snowmobile traffic starting on December 19th.

    Trail 3 from Dollar Bay to Lake Linden and the Freda Trail (south of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge) will be closed the entire season for repair.
    Trail 133 is closed until a reroute can be found.
    Trail 134 “Mandan Trail” is temporarily closed due to logging.
    Please stay on the trails, STAY OFF THE ICE, respect private property, do not drink and drive, and above all else, drive safely. The signs on the trails are there for rider’s safety so please DO NOT remove or destroy them.

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    mats are down.

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    Thanks for the info

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