Veterans Memorial Bridge (Bay City, Michigan)

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Veterans Memorial Bridge
Veterans Memorial Bridge, Bay City, Michigan (7 July 2007).jpg
Official name Veterans Memorial Bridge
Carries M‑25
Crosses Saginaw River
Locale Bay City, Michigan
Maintained by Michigan Department of Transportation
Design Bascule bridge
Total length 916 Feet
Opened 1957
Toll None
Coordinates 43°35′46.65″N 83°53′37.02″W / 43.5962917°N 83.8936167°W / 43.5962917; -83.8936167

The Veterans Memorial Bridge is a drawbridge located in Bay City, Michigan. It carries State Highway M-25 over the Saginaw River. Its location is just south of Wenona Park (on the east side of the river), and Veteran's Park (on the west side). The Veterans Memorial Bridge opened in 1957, the same year as the Mackinac Bridge. It was also Bay City's first four-lane bridge.[1]

The bridge was temporarily closed to road traffic on July 7, 2012, for the Bay City Fireworks Festival. Over 5,000 shells were launched from the surface of the bridge in celebration of Independence Day.[2]


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A large freighter passing through the Veterans Memorial Bridge on the Saginaw River
The Veterans Memorial Bridge at night