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

Construction updates coming soon.

BCBP Office Location

BCBP general manager of operations Lynn Pavlawk announces that the BCBP Customer Service Center will be located in the MDL Building at 300 Center Avenue, Suite 101 (opening Fall 2022)

Latest News

Tolling at Liberty Bridge will begin first quarter of 2023

Story by James Felton and Emily Brown WNEM Read the full article:

Crews pour first section of new concrete on Bay City’s Liberty Bridge

Story by Caitlyn French MLive Read the full article:

The Building Tradesman Features Liberty Bridge Project

Trades, partners, revitalize Bay City’s Liberty Bridge Story by Marty Mulcahy, Editor Download the issue (pdf):

Bay City Bridge Partners welcomes a new General Manager of Operations

Bay City native Lynn M. Pavlawk is our new general manager of operations. As general manager she will direct operations during the rehabilitation and modernization of Liberty Bridge, replacement of Independence Bridge, as well as all ongoing operations after construction.

Bay City Bridge Partners to begin working on Liberty Bridge rehabilitation project in fall of 2021

Story by Caitlyn French MLive Read the full article:

Public invited to discuss plans for Bay City’s Liberty and Independence bridges at open house

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Bay City commissioners approve language of lease agreement

Story by Anna Muckenfuss WNEM Read the full article:

Public-private partnerships authorized in Michigan

Thank you Keith Goble and Land Line Magazine for the coverage! Source:

State clears way to allow company to move toward leasing Independence and Liberty bridges

Thank you, mLive and Caitlyn French for the nice article about Bay City Bridge Partners and its unique partnership with the City of Bay City! In case you missed it... Source: ...

Legislation paves the way for Bay City bridge deal

Thank you, ABC12 News and Anchor/Reporter Terry Camp for the coverage! Source: