Portland Preparing to Replace Divine Highway Bridge
There are no nearby or easily accessible alternate routes over the Looking Glass River in lieu of the Divine Highway Bridge. Therefore, in order to minimize long detours and to maximize public safety, it is probable that a new bridge will be built next to the current bridge. The City recently obtained rights to adjacent property next to the current bridge in anticipation of this project. Traffic during construction of a new bridge will likely be reduced to one-lane over the current bridge.
Once the feasibility study is completed by Fleis and VandenBrink Engineering of Grand Rapids, and funding is eventually obtained to build the new bridge, it will take approximately three years for the project to be completed.