A month ago, I saw another large swan, which had flown into the wires, dead on the bridge. This swan was lying in a traffic lane.
I feel that this dilemma poses a safety risk for the fishermen who use the bridge daily, as well as people driving. Someone could be hurt or even killed — it’s only a matter of time.
A few years ago, people tried in vain to remedy this problem. They got nowhere. Some of the ideas were to bind the wires together, or place a reflective device to alert the birds.
The problem for the birds seems to be the highest wire, which is also the thinnest. Maybe they can’t see it?
I truly hope that Spring Lake Township will take the initiative and find a solution for this sad and unnecessary problem.
— Deborah Pless, Spring Lake Township