for Better Independence & Liberty Bridges

We are dedicated to safely and effectively maintaining and operating both structures while financing, designing, constructing and executing the rehabilitation and modernization of Liberty Bridge and replacement of the Independence Bridge.

Our goal is to complete both structures in the most economical, shortest time frame with minimal impact to Bay City residents and business owners.

Liberty Bridge

Complete Rehabilitation and Modernization

  • Repairs and improvements to the footings & foundations, substructure, and superstructure
  • Bridge deck/roadway connections
  • Scour protection
  • Bascule electrical and mechanical systems
  • Bridge performance monitoring
  • Remodel and upgrade operator house
  • Upgrade to warning gates and operator houses
  • Widen existing bike/pedestrian path
  • Architectural handrail and decorative lighting
  • Open road all-electronic tolling system with closed system video and cameras

Independence Bridge


  • New alignment allows old bridge to remain open while new bridge is being constructed
  • Optimized profile
  • Roadway geometry tie-ins
  • Designed in accordance with MDOT and AASHTO design standards and regulations
  • 75-year (minimal) useful life
  • Open road all-electronic tolling system with closed system video and cameras

Latest News

City enters agreement with company to rehabilitate two bridges

Bay City is in the process of ending its bridge crisis after reaching an agreement to upgrade and rebuild two of the structures. The city has entered into an agreement with United Bridge Partners to rehabilitate Liberty Bridge and rebuild Independence Bridge. “The...

Bay City Bridge Partners discusses plans to take over drawbridges, charge tolls

The Bay City Commission unanimously approved an acquisition and development agreement between the city and United Bridge Partners on Dec. 16. The company has agreed to pay the city $5 million to assume ownership of Independence and Liberty bridges. United Bridge...

Bay City Reaches Agreement on Liberty and Independence Bridges

(BAY CITY) – United Bridge Partners dba Bay City Bridge Partners (BCBP) has entered into an agreement with Bay City to assume responsibility for Liberty and Independence bridges.