New All-Access Bridge to Open at Lower Tahquamenon Falls

A new all-accessible bridge will be opening over the Tahquamenon River at the Lower Tahquamenon Falls next week in Chippewa County.

The 143-foot long bridge was installed in September 2021, and will provide better access for visitors to view the river and visit an island located in the middle of the Tahquamenon Falls rapids, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Other components of the $1.28 million project include 350 feet of boardwalk that connects the mainland to the bridge abutment, a half-mile, barrier-free path around the perimeter of the island, additional boardwalk sections and benches.

A grand opening will be held at the Lower Falls bridge at Tahquamenon Falls State Park on Wednesday, August 15 at 11 a.m.