Bridge replacement project to create temporary detour in Marquette County

Contact: John Pepin, 906-226-1352
Agency: Natural Resources

Sept. 3, 2020

A bridge over Deer Creek in Marquette County, set for replacement, is shown.A contractor working for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Forest Resources Division is expected to begin work Sept. 14 on replacing a bridge over Deer Creek, north of the Dead River Basin, in Marquette County.

The bridge being replaced with an aluminum, arched box culvert is located on Willow Creek Road, southwest of Marquette County Road 510 in Ishpeming Township.

A detour along an existing snowmobile trail, which has been upgraded recently to accommodate the additional traffic anticipated, will go into effect Sept. 25.

All stream work will be completed by Oct. 15, with a tentative date of Nov. 13 scheduled for final completion of the project.

The DNR’s Forest Resources Division is funding the project.

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Bridge: A bridge set to be replaced in Marquette County over Deer Creek is shown.