Reconstruction on Bay City’s Lafayette Bridge to Start in May

Starting in 2024, the Michigan Department of Transportation will commence work on Bay City’s Lafayette Bridge, locate on the south end of the city.

Beginning in May, MDOT will first demolish the current bridge, which was built in 1938, to replace it with a larger, wider and more modern structure. MDOT officials say the new bridge will have two 12 foot lanes, two two foot shoulders and a five foot sidewalk. In addition, MDOT will also repave portions of Henry and Wenonah streets, which will be part of the detour around the bridge as construction is underway.

The $112 million project is expected to take more than three years to complete.