Ferrysburg City Council votes to support Jerusalem Bayou pedestrian crossing

Ferrysburg City Council members voted their support Monday for a project to build a pedestrian bridge over Jerusalem Bayou. The resolution lends city support to a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant application being prepared by Spring Lake Township.
Jordan Travis
May 3, 2011


The grant would supplement funds from other sources for an 8-foot pedestrian path, which would be a part of a new bridge over the bayou. This bridge, on West Spring Lake Road north of the Hickory Street intersection, is set to be fixed by the Ottawa County Road Commission in 2012 at a cost of $1.7 million, according to the grant application.

Spring Lake Township has committed $300,000 for the project, and township officials are hoping that the Ottawa County Road Commission and the Michigan Department of Transportation’s bridge program can contribute an additional $300,000. The grant would be for another $300,000.

Should the grant be successful, Ferrysburg would contribute $2,500 toward the project, according to the resolution approved Monday.

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