The Ingham County Road Commission will accept bids from contractors Friday to rip out the bridge over the Red Cedar River on Hagadorn Road in East Lansing.
That bridge was built in 1929 and while it is structurally okay, it is what the road commission's director calls "functionally obsolete." The road at the intersection with Grand River Ave. is six lanes, but the bridge can only accomodate four.
The project--scheduled to begin in March--would rip out the entire bridge and close the road to widen the bridge area to six lanes.
It is expected to be completed before the fall semester of 2007. It was timed this way to provide minimal inconvenience to new students then.