Escanaba River Bridge detour planned for Thursday

ESCANABA TOWNSHIP, Mich. There is another detour ahead for drivers heading over the Escanaba River Bridge.

On Wednesday the bridge was closed for about six hours to begin pouring the new bridge deck.

The bridge will now also be closed from 10am to 5pm on Thursday to pour the remainder of the bridge deck.

M-DOT says all lanes on the bridge are expected to be open by the end of this month, if weather allows.

The entire project is expected to be finished early next year.