Fulton Street and North Park bridges closed due to flooding

11:07 AM, Apr 21, 2013   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - A couple of bridges across the Grand River are being shut down because of the rising water levels.

Grand Rapids Police shut down the Fulton Street bridge over the Grand River as of about 9:45 am Sunday.

Police and city officials are concerned about the high water levels and the buildup of debris in the river. So, to make sure people are safe, cars and pedestrians will not be allowed on the Fulton Street bridge.

Consumers Energy will be at the Fulton Street bridge Sunday re-routing power from two high voltage lines which are attached to the bridge. The power lines serve the downtown Grand Rapids area, but the process is not expected to disrupt electrical service.

The concerns include the rising water and also the debris that is in the water. So, after the power lines on the Fulton St. bridge are de-energized, Grand Rapids city workers will work to remove debris from the bridge piers.

Kent County Dispatch reports that the North Park bridge is also being closed down because of high water levels.

These bridges join dozens of other roads that are shut down around West Michigan because of high water levels.

 

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