Bay City’s Independence Bridge reopens to traffic after $1.45 million in repairs

Updated May 15, 2018
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Independence Bridge in Bay City, Michigan, officially reopened to vehicular traffic on May 3, 2018, after being closed for four months for repairs, according to MLive. It was initially set to open the end of March, but the $1.45 million repair project experienced multiple delays due to what contractors referred to as unforeseen circumstances with respect to balancing the bridge.

The sidewalks on the bridge remain closed to pedestrians until after the application of an epoxy overlay, which is scheduled for May 14-18. Officials expect the sidewalks to be open to pedestrians by May 21.

The YouTube video below shows construction crews picking up the last of the roadwork barricades on May 3 to open up the bridge.