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Photo of the Day: Look, Rochester Hills! We Have an Avon Bridge

It is set to re-open in mid-July, shortly before work on the nearby Livernois Bridge gets under way.

For months, Avon Road over the Clinton River in Rochester Hills has been like a massive road dissection project.

The bridge, torn down in February, is being rebuilt anew. It's a $2.6 million project spurred by an inspection last year during which the bridge was found to be in an advanced deteriorating state. The project is being managed by the Road Commission for Oakland County.

On Tuesday, road commission spokesman Craig Bryson said the bridge project was on schedule and that it would likely re-open in mid-July, shortly before another bridge at that intersection begins undergoing a similar process.

The Livernois Bridge over the Clinton River was originally scheduled for 2014 but was recently moved ahead in the road construction schedule. That project is a $3.2 million repair.

Bryson said there would be no overlap of the two bridge projects: work on the Livernois Bridge will not begin until the Avon Bridge reopens to traffic.

Peter Griffin May 30, 2012 at 05:50 PM
where are the old people looking at the bridge like they do daily? There is always old people (70+ yrs) looking at the bridge -- or what there is of it.

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