Originally Posted By: fingerlakeshiker
Is it really 4 miles shorter that way? But the thing is you never really know if the bridge is closed or not unless you actually see it, and if you take Blanchard you may not know if it is open. I am planning to go that way on monday (9) is the bridge supposed to be open or not on that day?

That's the problem they don't keep the warning sign up to date, as to when the closings are.