Grand Ravines Suspension Bridge - Jenison, Michigan
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N 42° 56.796 W 085° 52.784
16T E 591390 N 4755493
Quick Description: A pedestrian suspension bridge in Jenison, Michigan.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 8/24/2019 4:43:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM116G1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
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Long Description:
This pedestrian suspension bridge is found in Jenison, Michigan within The Grand Ravines Park. It is used to cross a ravine with a small creek. Thanks to a generous individual, with great interest in the Parks' "pie in the sky" idea, that dream has become reality. "Beatrice Aldrink Idema, known by most as Bea, has very generously donated the funds needed to construct a suspension bridge, allowing a trail connection between the north and south sides of the park," said VanGinhoven at an event this spring.

Bea was in attendance at a small unveiling event on September 14 and was the first person to cross the officially completed bridge. She will be honored at the Grand Ravines Dedication Event on October 5, 2017.

The Grand Ravines Suspension Bridge is 275' feet long and 70' in the air; it's believed to be the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Michigan, and, the greater midwest region. It is fully ADA accessible, with paved, accessible paths leading to the bridge on both sides (both segments of pathway that connect to the bridge were covered by yet another donor).
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