UPEA Designs Suspension Bridge for Ottawa County

Construction was recently completed on a unique bridge designed by U.P. Engineers & Architects, Inc.

The Grand Ravines Suspension Bridge, located in Jenison, Michigan, is 275' feet long and 70' in the air; it's believed to be the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Michigan, and, the greater midwest region. It is fully ADA accessible, with paved, accessible paths leading to the bridge on both sides (both segments of pathway that connect to the bridge were covered by yet another donor). 

The bridge was constructed by Anlaan Corporation, based out of Grand Haven. "We were incredibly impressed with their work and their timeline," said Ottawa County Parks Director John Scholtz. Construction took three months. "Grand Ravines is already such a beautiful place and this bridge makes it a true Michigan destination. We are confident that this bridge, and the Grand River Explorers Trail that will run through the park, will bring visitors from near and far, eager to enjoy everything this area of the county has to offer."

To view see a 3 minute Youtube video on the construction project, click here

Video produced by Ottawa County Parks, construction photos contributed by Lee Koets.


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