Washtenaw Road Commission puts final touches on East Delhi Bridge

The long-running rehabilitation of the East Delhi Bridge is coming to an end this month.

The Washtenaw County Road Commission will put the finishing touches on the project within the next two weeks. The new timber railing and decking are already in nailed down. The approaches to the bridge are built. Even the ornamental traffic signals on both ends of the bridge are in place

The East Delhi Bridge has been an icon in Scio Township for the last century. Imagine the metal bridges from toy train sets and you know what the bridge looks like. The 109-foot span was set for full replacement until the county found the money to restore it, preserving a unique part of its rural character.

"Buildings of this nature, particularly in Michigan, are rare," says Aaron Berkholz, construction superintendent for the Washtenaw County Road Commission. "Washtenaw County has three that are similar."

Source: Aaron Berkholz, construction superintendent for the Washtenaw County Road Commission
Writer: Jon Zemke
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