Langley Covered Bridge – Project update

Langley Covered Bridge will probably not re-open until early January, possibly up to three weeks later than originally anticipated.

Garrett Myland, engineer and assistant manager, said the delay is not the result of one specific issue. Rather, the work that needs to be done is being completed in a methodic and thorough manner, he said.

Myland recently discussed the current state of the bridge, which closed Sept. 11 and was originally planned to re-open by Dec. 25.

He said steel has been placed in the second and third spans, with decking to be in place this week. Myland said decking is comprised of the wood planks vehicles drive on to cross the 282-foot-long bridge.

Grand Haven-based Anlaan Corporation is the contractor for the $3.2 million overhaul.

Once the bridge re-opens, the same weight and height restrictions – maximum weight three tons, maximum height 7 feet – will remain in place as they were before construction, Mylan noted.

Traffic surveys have confirmed an average of about 2,000 vehicles cross the bridge daily.

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