Bridge Rd Bridge

Location of roadwork:
Bridge Rd Bridge at the Ford Lake Dam


When is the work being done:
Sidewalks: late May, Bridge preservation: late August

Description of work:
Bridge Preservation

Impact on Traffic:
Shoulder closure, road closure expected later this year

Funding Source(s):
State Local Bridge Grant Program

Latest Updates

May 25, 2021 Bridge Rd Bridge: Opportunity Knocked!

When opportunity knocks, we answer! Our contractor had an opening in his schedule and was able to get started on some of the bridge repair early.

This week at the Bridge Rd Bridge, flaking concrete on the sidewalk was removed by chipping away the damaged material. Reinforcements were added to the structure, and new concrete is being poured this week. We will reopen the sidewalk once the concrete has cured.

Work will resume later in the summer to continue bridge preservation.

Questions? Contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647,

photo of the sidewalk on the bridge after chipping and additional reinforcements

The sidewalk repairs on the Bridge Rd Bridge began this week. Pictured above is the sidewalk reinforcements placed.

May 18, 2021 Shoulder Work: Bridge Rd Bridge (Ypsilanti Twp)

WHEN: Starting Thursday, May 20, 2021

WHERE: Bridge Rd Bridge at the Ford Lake Dam in Ypsilanti Township

WHY: Sidewalk repairs

BACKGROUND: On Thursday, May 20, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin sidewalk repairs on the Bridge Rd Bridge at the Ford Lake Dam in Ypsilanti Township.

Traffic on the bridge will be maintained; however, the shoulder will be closed for approximately three weeks. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

WCRC plans additional maintenance work at the bridge starting in mid-August. The bridge will be closed for approximately two months during this time. WCRC will hold a virtual public meeting prior to this closure.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Nate Murphy, project manager, (734) 327-6647, or via email at

ISSUE DATE: 05/18/21

Contact information:
Nate Murphy
    • 734-327-6647
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