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East Lansing holds ribbon cutting for repaired bridges

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Posted at 5:28 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 17:28:22-04

LANSING, Mich. — If you feel like venturing outside in this heat, the Northern Tier Trail in East Lansing might be the place for you.

The city of East Lansing held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday for the first of three bridges that have been repaired along the trail.

The East Lansing Soccer Complex bridge improvements were highlighted Thursday along with the new bridge located at Albert A. White Memorial Park in addition to repairs at the Harrison Meadows Park and Abbey Road.

These projects received funding support from the Ingham County Trails and Parks Millage. The city of East Lansing was awarded $1,526,089 in millage funds to repair or replace the six bridges and make surface improvements along the trail.

The millage was approved by about 70% of voters in East Lansing back in November of 2014.

"We would like to thank Ingham County and East Lansing voters for their support of this important project, which has resulted in significant infrastructure and accessibility improvements along the Northern Tier Trail," said East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts Director Tim McCaffrey. "We are excited to celebrate the completion of this important project at the upcoming ribbon-cutting events we have planned."

The ribbon cutting for the soccer complex was at 2 p.m. Thursday.

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