Rusting Port Huron train bridge has undetermined future

Posted at 9:04 AM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-13 09:05:10-05

A regulatory project manager says there's no timeline for when a final decision will be made on the future of a historic train bridge on the edge of the Black River in Port Huron.

The Times Herald reports that officials previously hoped for a decision by the end of 2016 on a demolition permit that was filed almost five years ago.

Collette Luff with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says she's currently finishing a review of alternatives to avoid or minimize the adverse effects of removing the Pere Marquette bridge. She says after the review is complete, the decision will be considered internally before going to the State Historic Preservation Office.

Alternatives to the bridge demolition include doing nothing, preserving the site, and moving the bridge.