Article: Ribbon cutting ceremony held for Baldwin Street Bridge in Big Rapids (Big Rapids Daily News)

Big Rapids Daily News – Business and Community leaders in Big Rapids are celebrating the opening of the new Baldwin Street Bridge.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday.

Mayor Mark Warba told attendees the construction project added a job boost to the manufacturing sector of Big Rapids.

“When we were applying for funding through the Economic Development Administration we had to persuade the EDA that jobs would be created from businesses served by the bridge and a special thanks goes out to Big Rapids Products, Simonds and Big Rapids Components.” “Due to their efforts we had 75 jobs pledged but 108 total jobs have been added.” said Warba.

The bridge has been open since July first.