Liberty Bridge Scheduled to Reopen

Drivers will soon be able to cross Liberty Bridge in Bay City once again.

Bay City Bridge Partners, the organization responsible for the repairs and upates to the bridge, announced on Wednesday that the bridge will reopen on December 22nd. In addition to new electrical and mechanical systems, it will feature a new driving surface, sidewalks, and lighting, as well as an electronic tolling system.

The orgainzation says that tolling will not begin until March of 2023, after which it will cost nothing for residents with a transponder to cross for 5 years. Non-residents with transponders have a choice between 2 dollars per crossing or 15 dollars a month for unlimited crossings. Crossing Liberty Bridge without a transponder will cost drivers $5.50 due to extra processing costs according to BCBS.

The reopening will take place exactly 10 months after the bridge closed for construction on February 22nd.