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Live Webcam at the Charlevoix Bridge - Michigan

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  • Location: Lake Outlet Bridge, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States
  • Source: CharlevoixCam
  • Info: Live streaming webcam showing the Island Lake Outlet Bridge in Charlevoix, Michigan, United States. The drawbridge is an iconic part of downtown Charlevoix.


More info: The drawbridge is a double-leaf bascule bridge in downtown Charlevoix. It crosses over the Pine River which connects to Lake Michigan at one end and the harbour of Charlevoix at the other. It is the fifth bridge to cross the channel there with the first being a pedestrian-only structure that was built in the nineteenth century. The bridge was planned in 1940, but World War II delayed the acceptance of bids until 1947. Construction was completed in 1949.

The bridge opens for recreational craft on the hour and half-hour from April through October. From April through December, the bridge opens on signal between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. For the remainder of the year, the bridge opens on signal when given notice twelve hours in advance.