Mexicantown’s Bagley Bridge Update

img_2058The Detroit News is now reporting that the Gateway Project, including the Bagley Pedestrian bridge “could be completed in August instead of MDOT’s initial forecast of December.”

That’s great news for those who want a calmer, safer biking option over I-75 in the Mexicantown area.

And this is not going to be just another run-of-the-mill pedestrian bridge, as we noted earlier. It will be suspended and showcase local artists.

The recent construction photo (taken last Friday) on the right confirms the impressive design as well as the progress being made. That tower on the right will hold the cables suspending the bridge.

According to the January 2009 Gateway Project newsletter:

Q. What structures will the Gateway Project crew focus on for now?

A: We’ll be working on the Bagley Avenue pedestrian bridge and the Vernor Avenue bridge throughout the winter months.

We’re looking forward to the ribbon cutting, which may even occur before the Tour de Troit.

In the meantime, here’s an animated video showing what the bridge will look like.

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