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Spring Update on Chestonia Bridge on the Jordan River

April 5, 2017
CRA and partners kicked off the 2017 construction season in February with Chestonia Bridge on the Jordan River. The Antrim County Road Commission’s contractor began construction on Old State Road and hopes to wrap up mid-summer.

Grand River Construction will build a concrete full span bridge (90’ long deck, 34’ clear road width including two 11’ wide lanes and 6’ wide shoulders) over the Jordan River as well as a concrete box (14’ wide, 28’ long, 11’ high recessed 2’ into stream bottom) over the nearby Cokirs Creek in place of the existing snowmobile bridge. Additional work involves slightly widening a total 600’ of the approaches to match the bridge width, and re-routing 76’ of Cokirs Creek away from the road.

Once complete, this project will improve fish passage, reduce streambank erosion and restore a natural stream channel.

Jordan River Watershed River Care™

Michigan DNR and partners also hosted a public open house in East Jordan to provide information and gather input regarding recreational access at the site. The Michgan DNR is exploring the access site as fundraising efforts, permit awards and contractor details are moving forward.

For the latest information on road closings and detours, visit:
Antrim County Road Commission


Funders - Thank you for supporting this project!

Thank you to the Antrim County Road Commission, Charlevoix County Community Foundation, Frey Foundation, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians and Natural Resources Conservation Service EQIP program, Great Lakes Fishery Trust, Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation, Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation,  J. A. Woollam Foundation, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Habitat Fund, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Sustain Our Great Lakes program and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat program for supporting this initiative.
 

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