Household speaks up days after Providence male, 77, is up to death from drawbridge


The 2 were strolling to a church service downtown prior to returning house to Rhode Island.

MILWAUKEE, WI. (WLNE)– The household of the 77-year-old Providence male, who was up to his death when he was crossing a drawbridge when it opened, is speaking up simply days after his terrible death.

Richard Dujardin was tracking behind his better half while crossing the bridge Monday afternoon. Security video records the minutes when the bridge starts to increase while the retired Providence Journal author has to do with midway throughout the Kilbourn Opportunity bridge.

The 2 were strolling to a church service downtown prior to returning house to Rhode Island.

Milwaukee authorities state the dad of 6 clung onto the bridge railings for almost 2 minutes prior to falling 71 feet to his death. The bridge opens a complete 90 degrees.

Authorities think Dujardin didn’t discover the bridge’s lights and bells going off, stating he was difficult of hearing.

Household flew in from throughout the nation to grieve together in Milwaukee. The household spoke to ABC 6’s sis station, WISN 12 News.

” Our faith has actually been something that’s been holding us strong today.” stated Dujardin’s boy, Philip Dujardin. “We’re still looking for responses.”

Authorities state that the operator is expected to examine 2 cameras prior to drawing the bridge. It’s unclear if the operator did that– who is now on leave.

The household states they are now preparing funeral plans while hoping they get the answer from authorities on how this might occur.

On Wednesday, ABC 6 spoke to a previous colleague of Dujardin at the Providence Journal For several years, Richard worked there as a faith press reporter.