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The three bridges considered structurally deficient are the South Cass Street Bridge, West Front Street bridge and the Park Street bridge, Lodge said. Baseball drills at home All three cross the Boardman River, and all three are set to receive funds from the MDOT’s Local Bridge Program.

Being structurally deficient means the bridge’s deck, deck supporting structure or bridge supporting structure rate as “poor” or worse on the National Bridge Inventory’s rating scale, according to MDOT’s definition; those that are unsafe for use are closed to traffic.

Two of the city’s three structurally deficient bridges need rehabilitation, while the West Front Street bridge needs total replacement, Lodge said. Football scores The city is set to receive $1.1 million from the state program to replace that bridge, which dates back to 1904.

Norman and Kay Leers both agreed West Front Street bridge looks like it’s not in the best shape. Facebook login The Frankfort residents said they take weekly walks through town, and they stopped to take another look at the span during one such walk through the Warehouse District Thursday.

Norman said he’s pleased to hear the replacement structure will have aesthetic elements. Vtd softball He’s a house builder, and said interesting railings like those on the Pine Street pedestrian bridge he and Kay had just crossed can make a bridge stand out. Espn fantasy football app not working While he likes how things in Traverse City get recycled for new uses, he said the current span probably shouldn’t be one of them.

The South Cass Street bridge is slated for rehabilitation, and the city will get $850,000 from the state program to do so, Lodge said. Pixel pitch calculator It’s on the National Register of Historic Places, so the project scope must respect its historic value. Francesca eastwood instagram It was significantly altered in the 1980s because of a structural deficiency.

“The work that’s planned is to essentially restore the bridge to as near original design conditions as we can make it and keep it in compliance with modern safety requirements,” he said.

Known as the American Legion Memorial Bridge, the South Cass Street Bridge was built in 1930. Ancestry coupon The city closed the sidewalk on its east side in June because the sidewalk supports had deteriorated, so pedestrians must walk through the also-closed parking lane. Softball rules 2016 It has a weight restriction of 49 tons for vehicles crossing it.

City Planner Russ Soyring said the bridge will receive a new deck, sidewalk and railings. Fantasy football team names antonio brown The road will be slightly narrower and the sidewalks slightly wider, among other project aims.

The program provides the construction costs for local bridges that need work, MDOT North Region Communications Representative James Lake said. Florida softball roster The state owns and maintains bridges on its highways and overpasses for local roads that cross those highways; cities and county road commissions have their own bridges to maintain. Garden of the gods resort Local governments and county road commissions must pay engineering costs for projects funded by the program.

Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Rob Bacigalupi said Traverse City could be reimbursed for the four projects’ engineering expenses with tax increment finance money from the authority’s TIF districts.

Lodge serves on the North Region’s Regional Bridge Council, Lake said. Usssa softball tournament schedule These councils meet annually to evaluate project applications for Local Bridge Program funds and determine which ones will be funded in three years, based on the available money. Plants and flowers They also update a rolling three-year plan showing which projects have been approved for those future years.

Applications frequently outstrip program money availability, Lake said. Football field length Of the 363 project applications submitted from around the state in 2016, 89 were approved for the 2019 fiscal year.

Bridges are much more expensive to build and maintain than roads relative to their length, Lake said. Mls softball chino It might cost millions to replace one, whereas a road commission could rebuild a few miles of road for the same cost.

“But bridges provide those critical links over other roadways or over waterways, and without them here in northern Michigan oftentimes long detours would be involved,” he said. Sprinkler world “We see that when we have to close a bridge for construction or rehab work.”