Isn't this a dandy looking bridge?? Nicely landscaped, green grass, lots of rocks to help prevent erosion?
While a new bridge WAS needed to cross the Murphy Creek in this spot, we are all flabergasted by the major construction project and what it cost! For those of you who snowmobile in the Newberry area, this bridge is on Trail # 45, off from Skyline Drive. We know that logging truck traffic uses this stretch of road at various times of the year so the bridge had to be built to last.
There is another bridge that is supposed to be constructed and TASA has to come up with the funds for THAT. TASA's part has to be paid in advance before any remuneration from the State. We had to have a qualified, certified, dignified engineering firm design the plans (we, meaning TASA, had one firm that bid on the project but the bid was too high so the State rejected it). Don't even get me started on that.
The State of Michigan is in sad shape, but bridges like this don't seem to worry the bean counters!
- Cathy Clementz
- A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!