Bay City Bascule Bridges

What is happening with the City's Bascule Bridges?

The City has advertised a Request for Proposals to explore our opportunities for a Public Private Partnership (P3).  The proposed P3 would enlist a private company to replace Independence Bridge and rehabilitate Liberty Bridge.

Bids were opened on June 5, 2019 and can be viewed via the links below:

American Roads Bid 

Kiewit Bid

United Bridge Partners Bid

The City has applied for a $20 Million Grant to rehabilitate Independence Bridge. Future work would involve additional grant requests to remove Liberty Bridge and mitigate the site for riverfront uses.

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Bay City Bridge, Traffic, and Operations Study

The Bridge, Traffic & Operations website is available for study findings and general information.  The study findings were presented to the City Commission on November 19, and the final report was presented to the community at the Public Meeting on December 11.

The study examined current and projected traffic volumes, crash history, and costs for five scenarios. It also included community input via surveys both online and on paper that we available at City Hall, environmental constraints, and mitigation consisting of redesign options to accommodate changes in traffic patterns if a bridge were to be removed.

This study is the first step in developing a solution to the City’s struggle to maintain Liberty and Independence Bridges. Now that five of City’s options have been developed and compared, the next steps will be an Economic Impact Study, the City Commission’s direction on the option to pursue, and funding pursuits.

Bay City Bridge, Traffic, and Operations Study Final Report