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Work on the Liberty Bridge in Bay City is ongoing despite the winter weather.

Crews had to set up a crane to stay on track.

“We are starting work on the Liberty Bridge in Bay City and to do this we needed a crane on site, on the water,” said Kevin Bischel, director of project delivery for United Bridge Partners.

Bischel said the crane is needed to begin work being brought to the bridge by means of a barge that was assembled on the water. After assembly was completed, the crane rolled onto the barge and was taken to the construction site.

Above the water, motorists in the area will encounter reduced lanes on the bridge.

“It was two lanes in each direction and it’s been reduced to one lane in each direction. It will be like that for a few months. In the spring we will have a period where we will probably have all the lanes closed, probably in April or May, during a period that we are working on finishing the electrical and mechanical work,” Bischel said.

Bischel said everything is on schedule thanks in part to the ice breaking up on that area of ​​the Saginaw River.

“We are sorry to have impacted the ice fishing community and snowmobilers, but we are looking to do some sponsorship with Shiver on the River hopefully here to offset some inconvenience while the river was open to ice,” Bischel said.



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