Saginaw County, Mich., has a plan to remove a group of bridges from the roll of the state’s deficient bridges. A two-year, $42 million rehabilitation project is currently fixing bridges along I-675, which includes half of the county’s 45 state bridges that are considered structurally deficient, according to an Associated Press report in the Detroit Free Press.
The Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association last year rated Saginaw County’s bridge conditions as the worst in the state.
The I-675 rehabilitation project aims to correct that situation. It includes replacing the deck under the northbound lanes of the Henry G. Marsh Bridge over the Saginaw River and highway M-13. The $15 million repair effort is one of Michigan’s biggest this year.
The Saginaw bridge rehabilitation project is the first major repair work on I-675 since the highway was originally constructed in 1971.