Friday, May 4, 2012
Saginaw River Passage - May 4th
The Algorail arrived on the Saginaw River Thursday evening, but was forced to tie up at the Essroc dock in Essexville instead of heading upriver to unload at the Sargent dock in Zilwaukee. This was due to the Independence Bridge having electrical problems and being unable to open. Workers were able to open the bridge late Friday afternoon, allowing Algorail to head upriver, almost a day behind schedule. She was unloading at Sargent Friday night. Independence Bridge will now remain in the open position until at least Monday and is closed to vehicle traffic. Algorail is expected to be outbound early Saturday morning.