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32 Mile Road bridge over Clinton River closed indefinitely

Macomb County Department of Roads spokesman says bridge support beams have rusted through

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – The 32 Mile Road bridge over the Clinton River in northern Macomb County will be closed until further notice beginning Wednesday.

Macomb County Department of Roads Director Robert Hoepfner says the closure is necessary after an inspection on Tuesday showed the bridge has deteriorated significantly since last year's inspection.

Hoepfner says bridge supporting beams have rusted through. He said the roads department is considering several options to temporarily fix the issue so they can reopen the bridge to traffic as soon as possible. However, he said it may have to remain closed until it is rebuilt, which could be a $2 million project.

The 85-foot bridge goes over the river between Powell and Romeo Plank roads, between the townships of Armada and Ray. Hoepfner says about 15,000 vehicles use the bridge on a daily basis.

Drivers are advised to use 29 Mile Road while the 32 Mile Road bridge is closed.