A Livingston County bridge was recently reopened to traffic after a summer rebuild.
According to a release from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office, the Iosco Road bridge over the west branch of the Red Cedar River Drain, built in 1948, was in serious condition prior to rebuilding, which started August 15. The bridge had its superstructure replaced and slightly widened, along with substructure repairs and approach work. The bridge was reopened to traffic on Monday, October 10, four days ahead of schedule.
“Having this bridge included in the Rebuilding Our Bridges pilot was a tremendous benefit to be able fix the bridge with no impacts to our budget,” said Steve Wasylk, managing director of the Livingston County Road Commission.
Livingston County had two structures included in the Rebuilding Our Bridges program, on Mason and Iosco roads. Iosco Road, while not as heavily traveled as Mason Road, is considered a vital connector for many areas in the county.