for Better Independence & Liberty Bridges

BC Pass

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 Independence Bridge.

Our goal is to elevate the community through infrastructure improvement. 

Liberty Bridge

Now open!

Everyone can cross for FREE through March 2023.

Independence Bridge

Complete Rehabilitation and Modernization

Scheduled for completion 2024

  • 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
  • Architectural handrail and decorative lighting
  • Open road all-electronic tolling system with closed system video and cameras

BCBP Office Location

BCBP Customer Service Center is located in the MDL Building at 300 Center Avenue, Suite 101 (opening Jan 2023).

Bridge Supporters Applaud Bay City’s Vision

Listen to area leaders address the importance of infrastructure improvements in Bay City.

Latest News

Yes, the Lafayette Street Bridge is closed. No, it is not a conspiracy, says MDOT

Here's some helpful information to help dispel rumors about the timing of the Lafayette Bridge repairs from mLive. Story by Caitlyn French | MLive Read the full article: ...

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

Story by Caitlyn French MLive Read the full article:

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: ...