A runner and a cyclist cross over Ann Arbor’s 1976 Gallup Park bridge on July 24, 2022, using the center automobile lane. City officials are now making plans to replace it with a new bridge with wider shoulder lanes for pedestrians and cyclists.Ryan Stanton | The Ann Arbor News ANN ARBOR, MI — The old wooden vehicle bridge that crosses over the Huron River in Gallup Park has seen better days, as those who walk, run, cycle and drive over it can attest.
Ann Arbor officials are now putting hundreds of thousands of dollars toward finalizing a design for a new bridge to replace the 1976 structure used by both pedestrians and cars.
City Council voted 10-0 this past week to approve a roughly $286,000 contract with engineering firm Wade Trim Associates Inc. to prepare construction plans for a replacement bridge and road and trail adjustments around it, so the city can then put the project out to bid for construction.
City Council recently allocated $2.3 million of the city’s federal stimulus funds for the project. The city of Ann Arbor worked with consultants from SmithGroup and Wade Trim to come up with a preferred design concept for a new Gallup Park bridge and related road and trail improvements, as shown in this image from a June 2021 report. Under a new contract, Wade Trim now will do more detailed design engineering and prepare construction plans.City of Ann Arbor A 2018 bridge inspection report described the timber structure in fair to poor […]