100th St. overpass to be raised

Kent County
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Crews under the 100th Street bridge over US-131 in March 2018.

BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The 100th Street bridge will be raised after being struck four times in the last year.

A Michigan Department of Transportation spokesperson said the overpass will be raised to 16 feet, a two-foot raise to the current height of 13 feet 11 inches. There is no timetable for a new bridge, as it is still in the design phase and funding hasn’t been secured.

The most recent collision happened March 5 when a semi-truck driver from Alabama hit the bridge, closing it temporarily. Two semi-trucks also hit the bridge on Jan. 12 carrying oversized shipping containers. Eleven days later, a semi hauling a mobile home stuck the bridge.

At the time, a MDOT spokesman said the bridge is among the lower spans in Michigan, but also said truckers should know that.

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