bridges

  • Video: East Grand Rapids’ new bridge taking shape

    Video: East Grand Rapids’ new bridge taking shape

    July 30, 2015

    The City of East Grand Rapids is building a new bridge over the channel between Reeds Lake and Fisk Lake this summer. On Tuesday, the contractor placed the precast, 18-ft-wide by 4-ft.-tall concrete sections into place. Reeds Lake Boulevard should be open in September, after the bridge approaches are built and the road is paved.

  • Ralph the moose oversees new bridge installation in Cannonsburg

    Ralph the moose oversees new bridge installation in Cannonsburg

    June 30, 2015

    Ralph the moose is an iconic figure in the tiny Kent County crossroads known as Cannonsburg. He is the brainchild of Cannonsburg business mogul and unofficial ‘mayor’ Don Kurylowicz. Today, Ralph—properly attired in a construction safety vest—was on hand to watch contractors lift a prefabricated steel trail bridge into place. The bridge over Bear Creek […]

  • Looking to remove a dam or replace a bridge?

    Looking to remove a dam or replace a bridge?

    January 14, 2015

    You might find help for these and other activities with a Sustain Our Great Lakes grant. Sustain Our Great Lakes now has a Request for Proposals available for grant funding for improvements to on-the-ground habitat within the Great Lakes basin. For 2015, an estimated $5-7 million in grants will be awarded in two categories: Stream […]

  • Funds available to remove dams and replace culverts

    Funds available to remove dams and replace culverts

    September 22, 2014

    The US Fish & Wildlife Service once again has funds available to help owners remove dams and replace old culverts. The application deadline is November 7, 2014. The National Fish Passage Program provides funds to remove dams and to replace “perched” culverts—those that prohibit upstream fish passage because the culvert bottom is too high for […]