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Driver in Sturgeon Bay stuck on draw bridge as it lifts

STURGEON BAY, WI (WKOW) -- It was a frightening scene on a bridge in Downtown Sturgeon Bay.

A woman in a car stuck on the lifting section of a draw bridge.

Witnesses say the bridge tender opened the bridge to almost a 30 degree angle, while the car was trapped on the lift section.

When the bridge finally did come back, the panicked driver sped off before authorites could talk to her. 

Officials say the man working the bridge should have seen the car, and should not have lifted it.

They said he is a 17-year-veteran of the streets deparment, and feels terrible about what happened.

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