As summer begins in the Copper Country, comes an increase in activity on the roads. Especially by those traveling north through Hancock, Calumet or up to Keweenaw County. Everyone in the area can understand the frustration of getting stuck at the bridge while ships or construction require it to go up. Well, a couple from Fort Collins, Colorado, have developed a notification system that will alert drivers that the bridge is going up and coming back down.
Kathy attended Michigan tech for school, before meeting her husband Jim Haselmaier. And the couple have kept in contact with friends who stayed in the area or moved back. Noticing that some friends would post every so often on social media, that the bridge was up.
Lift Bridge alert can be found on twitter right now, and the notification system is fully live. There may be some adjustments made over the next few weeks. If you are interested in knowing when the bridge is up, or are looking for some tips on navigating the bridge, check them out on twitter at liftbridgealert.