Brownsville Marina crew members and volunteers battled below freezing temperatures and 30-plus mph wind gusts as they worked to rescue the metal bridge that connects the marina’s north and east breakwaters, late Jan. 10. (Terryl Asla/Kitsap News Group)

Brownsville Marina crew members and volunteers battled below freezing temperatures and 30-plus mph wind gusts as they worked to rescue the metal bridge that connects the marina’s north and east breakwaters, late Jan. 10. (Terryl Asla/Kitsap News Group)

Wind damages breakwater bridge at Brownsville Marina

BROWNSVILLE — Brownsville Marina crew members and volunteers battled below freezing temperatures and 30-plus mph wind gusts as they worked to rescue the metal bridge that connects the marina’s north and east breakwaters, late Jan. 10.

Earlier in the evening, gale force winds and heavy seas had created enough stress to twist, and ultimately destroy, the industrial-strength hinge that connected the bridge to the east breakwater, leaving that end hanging free over the water in the surging gap between the two breakwaters.

Using pry bars and muscle, the four-man crew and three volunteers were able to raise the broken end of the bridge far enough out of the water to slide it onto the lip of the east breakwater, and then secure it with heavy ropes and chains.

Elsewhere in Kitsap, winds brought down trees and closed three roads: Port Gamble Road NE at NE Melson Lane in North Kitsap, South Kingston Road at Indianola Road in North Kitsap, and Nels Nelson Road at Raven Creek in Bremerton. Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue, North Kitsap Fire and Rescue and Poulsbo Fire Department reported being called out for downed powerlines.

All roads were reopened early Jan. 11, according to the county’s Inclement Weather and Emergency Information website; residents can go to that site for updates on road closures.

For more information about the opening of the county’s severe weather shelters, call 211 or Kitsap County’s Department of Emergency Management at 360-307-5871.

The National Weather Service predicts a high temperature near 36 during the day Jan. 11, with wind chill values between 22 and 30 and north wind around 9 mph. In the evening, expect clear night skies and a low around 26, with north northeast wind from 3-7 mph. That weather will continue until Sunday, when the temperature peaks at 41 and there is a chance of rain.

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