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$1.2 million pedestrian bridge coming to Lower Tahquamenon Falls

Visitors to Michigan’s famous Tahquamenon Falls will soon have an easier time seeing the Lower Falls thanks to a 142-foot-long pedestrian bridge. Crews have been constructing the bridge and plan to open it in October after inspections. The $1.2 million project is being paid for with Michigan Department of Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Divison capital outlay funding.

Located about four miles downstream from the Upper Falls, visitors can rent a rowboat and take a short trip across the water to explore the island and its falls. The bridge will make the island much more accessible for anyone to cross the water. In fact, in a 2017 survey, 80% of 634 people said they would be more likely to visit the island if there was an accessible bridge. On top of the 6-foot-wide fabricated aluminum bridge, 350 feet of boardwalk will be built to connect the mainland to the bridge abutment location. Read more here.

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