Escanaba River Restoration and Derelict Bridge Removal Project (Small Navigation Project)
Sen. Carl Levin (MI) requests $1,970,000 for:
Anny Corps of Engineers
We request $1,970,000 for the Anny Corps of Engineers to assist Delta County in removing sections ofa collapsed bridge and pilings from the navigable waters ofthe Escanaba River. The old u.s. Highway 41 Bridge over the Escanaba River was abandoned when the highway was relocated further upstream. The concrete bridge has deteriorated into a blighted and unsafe condition, and is blocking navigation on the river. It also significantly detracts from the beauty of the river and poses a barrier to further economic development along the riverfront. Additionally, removal of the abandoned bridge would reestablish and enhance the stream corridor, as well as local habitats that sustain native wildlife.