The existing pedestrian bridge spanning the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids needed rehabilitation to continue serving as a popular tourist destination during Art Prize and a scenic location for wedding ceremonies and photographs.
The City received funding for a new water system as a part of a Superfund lawsuit with the EPA. Fishbeck was retained to provide professional services for the planning and design and construction of the system.
The 7-mile route connects M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive) in Robinson Township to M-104/I-96 in Crockery Township, providing a much-needed additional crossing of the Grand River. The bridge is 3,709-ft long, making it the sixth-longest bridge in the state of Mi