College of Community & Public Service Advising Center

Blue Pedestrian Bridge across Grand River Closing 6/4

Date: June 3, 2013

The Blue Bridge across the Grand River near GVSU Eberhard Center will be closed for most of the summer beginning next week:
This $1.1 million dollar project includes concrete repair, expansion joint repair, cleaning and coating of steel,
electrical lighting upgrades, and approach work for the Blue Bridge. The Blue Bridge will be closed to pedestrians
for the duration of this work. The pedestrian detour is Front Avenue to Pearl Street to Campau Avenue
Scope of Work:
• Bridge Approach and Bridge Deck Surface will be patched and rehabilitated. Sidewalk will be replaced on
the west end of the bridge. The Bridge deck will be patched and sealed, and joints will be repaired.
• Steel Truss Bridge elements will be cleaned and re-painted blue.
• Upgraded Lighting System and Controls will be added to the bridge including overhead color changing LED
lights and linear color changing LED flood lights on bridge piers.
Tentative Schedule*:
The project is expected to begin work on or about June 4, 2013.
The bridge is planned to be reopened to pedestrian traffic on August 30, 2013.
*Schedule subject to change due to weather.

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