The Zilwaukee Bridge Is Wide Open

December 5, 2014

By Pat Batcheller

"We will complete our regular inspections and do any maintenance work on the roadway as required, but we’re in good shape."

Anita Richardson, Michigan Department of Transportation.

If you’re heading up north this weekend, you shouldn’t have any problems crossing the Zilwaukee Bridge. The Michigan Department of Transportation has finished a $70-million construction project on I-75 over the Saginaw River. MDOT spokesperson Anita Richardson tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller the end of the nearly two-year effort means no more detours or construction delays. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.

Read a history of the Zilwaukee Bridge here.

Watch a video description of the Zilwaukee Bridge project here.