Category: Protecting

Concerns about bridges escalate in Grosse Ile; Township, which has no say over either, seeks control of toll span

The township is grappling with how it will ensure access to and from the island as a free bridge rapidly deteriorates and officials fight over the toll bridge.

The township does not have any say over the two bridges — the toll bridge is owned by Paul Smoke and the free bridge by Wayne County. If they were to close simultaneously, residents and business people would have no way on or off the island.

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