planners are grappling with ways to replace a narrow bridge in
Jackman that semis find difficult to navigate.
transportation department is scheduled to hold a public hearing
Thursday to outline four options for replacing the Moose River
bridge on U.S. Route 201. All options would include some straightening
of the highway approaches to the span.
an extremely bad alignment, a narrow bridge on an otherwise straight
section," Wayne Frankhauser, a project manager in MDOT's
bridge program, told news reporters. "There are flashing
arrow boards to warn about it but there's lots of heavy truck
traffic and occasionally they don't make the curve."
bridge is narrow, at 26 feet. But the highway on either side is
significantly wider - 40 feet wide to the north and 48 feet wide
to the south.
of the bridge will cost about $2 million. The earliest it would
be funded is 2003.