All four lanes across the Huron River on Huron Parkway are now open! Nearly SIX MONTHS late, it's now open for business.
Now we begin to ask WHY it was delayed by half a year. Construction crews said they ran into far more rust on the bridge than anticipated. Which, if true (The amount of steel that needed replacing went from 3,500 pounds to 27,000), it DOES call into question the preliminary reporting done by consulatants. How do you miss THAT MUCH rust?
Either the city got taken for a few extra thousand pounds of steel and labor (and we doubt it) or the consultants who looked over the bridge did a piss poor job.