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ATV Escorts across Portage Lake Lift Bridge

The City of Houghton Police Department will give four-wheeler escorts across the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. Please call from the intersection of Trail #3 and the Canal Road. The telephone number for the office is 906-482-2121. Officers will ask you to sign a waiver prior to doing the escort. The officers will open the gate and allow you to go through the RV Park. You will be directed to keep your speed under 15 miles per hour and proceed under the bridge to the intersection of Quincy and Shelden Avenue. Officers will activate the overhead lights and block off the north/right lane of Shelden Avenue and allow the four wheelers to enter the road and then fall in behind the four wheelers. You will be escorted across the bridge into Ripley where you can turn right into the Houghton County Marina ending the escort. For larger groups of four wheelers, officers may ask for assistance from the Hancock Police Department.

ATV Escort Times

Officers will provide ATV escorts seven days a week, provided they are free, at the following times:

  • 9:15 a.m.

  • 1:15 p.m.

  • 6:15 p.m.


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