Tag Archives: construction

  • Bentley Historical Library

    Bridge the Gap

    The plan to build a bridge across the Straits of Mackinac began in earnest in the 1880s. Northern Michigan’s population was exploding, and the ferries that brought people and goods between Michigan’s two peninsulas were crowded and increasingly inadequate. More than 70 years later, the Mackinac Bridge was completed.

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  • Medicine at Michigan

    It’s Not the First Time Hospital Construction Has Stopped Because of a Pandemic

    As part of an urgent plan to reduce expenditures, Michigan Medicine has halted construction on the new inpatient hospital. As disappointing as this decision is, it may provide some perspective to realize that this is not the first time that construction on a new University of Michigan hospital has been suspended indefinitely in the face of an economic catastrophe and a pandemic.

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