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M-231 Photos

Pre-Opening Bike Ride (page 2/3)

On Sunday, October 25, 2015, the Michigan Highways webmaster and author toured the still yet-to-be-opened to traffic M-231 route in north central Ottawa Co. The highway itself was almost 100% complete, with just a few minor odds-and-ends remaining to be wrapped up. These pages include photos taken on that bicycle trip. Also see a time-lapse video taken from the handlebars of the bicycle during that trip: M-231 Bike Trip Time-Lapse Video.

The northern approach to the M-231 Grand River bridge.
The northern approach to the M-231 Grand River bridge. The piece of heavy machinery in the middle distance is sitting on the non-motorized path which runs along the west side of the bridge. ©2015 Christopher J. Bessert, All Rights Reserved.
On the M-231 Grand River bridge facing southerly.
On the M-231 Grand River bridge facing southerly. The portable toilet sitting on the right shoulder in middle distance is one of the few remaining items left to be removed from the construction phase. ©2015 Christopher J. Bessert, All Rights Reserved.
Part of the non-motorized path on the M-231 Grand River bridge.
Part of the non-motorized path on the M-231 Grand River bridge includes a "bump-out" for pausing to view the river below. This view looking north. ©2015 Christopher J. Bessert, All Rights Reserved.
Looking northerly along the Grand River bridge non-motorized path on M-213.
The view looking northerly along the Grand River bridge non-motorized path on M-213. The path is fully lit at night; note the lights built into the lower portion of the outer bridge railing at left. ©2015 Christopher J. Bessert, All Rights Reserved.
Looking southerly along the Grand River bridge non-motorized path on M-213.
The view looking southerly along the Grand River bridge non-motorized path on M-213. The path is fully lit at night; note the lights built into the lower portion of the outer bridge railing at right. ©2015 Christopher J. Bessert, All Rights Reserved.
Looking upstream up the Grand River from the M-213 Grand River bridge.
Looking upstream (east) up the Grand River from the middle of the M-213 Grand River bridge on October 25, 2015 prior to the highway opening to traffic. ©2015 Christopher J. Bessert, All Rights Reserved.
Looking downstream down the Grand River from the M-213 Grand River bridge.
Looking downstream (west) down the Grand River (and into the sun) from the middle of the M-213 Grand River bridge on October 25, 2015 prior to the highway opening to traffic. ©2015 Christopher J. Bessert, All Rights Reserved.
Looking southerly along M-213 between the North Cedar Dr and Sleeper St overpasses.
Looking southerly along M-213 between the North Cedar Dr and Sleeper St overpasses on October 25, 2015, five days before the highway opened to traffic. ©2015 Christopher J. Bessert, All Rights Reserved.

 

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