Smith's Bridge

Ferrysburg City Manager Craig Bessinger stands in front of Smith’s Bridge, which was reopened to traffic in January 2020 after having been closed to vehicles since June 2019.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has included funds for the replacement of Smith’s Bridge in her proposed state budget, part of more than $300 million requested for 120 bridges in Michigan.

While Ferrysburg officials are hopeful that will happen, they aren’t holding their collective breath and have authorized a grant request to be made for repair funds for the year 2024.

You may contact Becky Vargo at bvargo@grandhaventribune.com.

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