Ann Arbor's Stadium Bridges are reopening on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 after about a year of being closed for reconstruction, according to messages from the city. The latest information that I have is that the bridge will open at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, but that there will be intermittent lane closures for the rest of the week to finish up the job. City engineer Mike Nearing emailed me to say that "at least one sidewalk will be open while our contractor works to clean and finish the work on the roadway and bridges."
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Our neighborhood had a block party to celebrate the end of construction last weekend, and AnnArbor.com was on it. Distinguished visitors included Rep. John Dingell and Mayor John Hieftje, plus a host of neighborhood kids (my boys included) who ran, scootered, and bicycled on the brand new structure.
We'll all be glad that the detours that made our west side neighbors seem like they were far, far away will be gone, and as an added surprise bonus the bridge will be ready for the final football game vs. Iowa.