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November 15, 2018 4:03 PM

CURRIE PARKWAY BRIDGE CLOSED

The City of Midland has announced that the historic Currie Parkway Bridge will remain closed after damage was found during an emergency inspection conducted this morning.

City officials initially closed the bridge to traffic on Thursday, November 15 following concerns that an oversized vehicle exceeding the 10,000-pound weight limit had used the bridge. A preliminary inspection by Great Lakes Engineering Group, LLC conducted Friday determined that several parts of the bridge sustained damage and will require repair before being reopened to vehicular traffic.

A timeline for the repair and reopening of the Currie Parkway Bridge is unknown at this time and will be determined pending further inspection and analysis.

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May 22, 2019 10:34 AM

At the Monday, May 20, 2019 meeting of City Council, Council approved a contract between the City and Saginaw-based J.R. Heineman & Sons to make the necessary repairs to reopen the Currie Bridge to vehicular traffic. A start date for repairs will be announced following our pre-construction meeting with the contractor next week, with an estimated completion date in July 2019.

The bridge has been closed since November 2018 after an overweight vehicle was observed crossing the bridge. Further inspection indicated that this vehicle, combined with excessive traffic use due to construction on the Karl B. Robertson (M-20) Bridge, caused damages to the Currie Bridge that made it unsafe for vehicles to cross. A large portion of the repairs will be funded through a private settlement with the overweight vehicle's insurance company, with the balance coming from the City's Local Streets Fund.

To see the full discussion from the meeting, visit http://bit.ly/citycouncil521 and click on the last agenda item under the video (2:59:00 mark).

Prior Updates

November 16, 2018 4:03 PM

The City of Midland has announced that the historic Currie Parkway Bridge will remain closed after damage was found during an emergency inspection conducted this morning.

City officials initially closed the bridge to traffic on Thursday, November 15 following concerns that an oversized vehicle exceeding the 10,000-pound weight limit had used the bridge. A preliminary inspection by Great Lakes Engineering Group, LLC conducted Friday determined that several parts of the bridge sustained damage and will require repair before being reopened to vehicular traffic.

A timeline for the repair and reopening of the Currie Parkway Bridge is unknown at this time and will be determined pending further inspection and analysis.