Retired reporter dies after Milwaukee drawbridge opens while he’s crossing

Retired reporter dies after Milwaukee drawbridge opens while he’s crossing

Aug 17, 2022 by New York Daily News

Key Facts

  • A Milwaukee bridge operator was placed on leave Tuesday pending an investigation after he opened a drawbridge while a man was walking across, sending him falling to his death.
  • Richard Charles Dujardin, a 77-year-old former religion reporter for the Providence Journal in Rhode Island, died Monday when he got trapped crossing the Kilbourn Avenue Bridge over the Milwaukee River, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  • Dujardin’s wife, Rose-Marie, had already made it across, but he was taking his time when the drawbridge started to rise.
  • Richard Dujardin

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