Lane closed on Independence Bridge for repair, nearby Liberty Bridge remains completely closed in Bay City

BAY CITY, MI – Bay City issued a traffic alert on Tuesday, March 22 warning drivers that a lane closure on the Independence Bridge will be in place.

According to the alert, the Bay City Department of Public Works has closed the northbound right lane for an expansion joint repair. It could take a few days for the lane to close, according to the alert, but the northbound left lane is expected to remain open. No specific timetable is available for the lifting of the closure.

The Independence Bridge connects Harry S. Truman Parkway to E. Wilder Road.

The lane closure on Independence comes as drivers continue to deal with an ongoing total bridge closure at the nearby Liberty Bridge. A major pothole developed on the north side of the Liberty Bridge, eventually closing the bridge to all traffic on February 22. The Liberty Bridge will be closed until late June or early July this year due to the resulting severe deterioration of the concrete. .

The other two upstream bridges, the Veterans Memorial Bridge and the Lafayette Bridge, will still be fully open and available for the time being as other options for crossing the Saginaw River.

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