Tahquamenon Falls in the Upper Peninsula has been on my Michigan bucket list for the longest time. You'd think since my girlfriend is from the UP and her family still lives that I would have made the trip by now. Unfortunately, that just isn't the case. However, with the new pedestrian bridge that's being installed this week and fall colors right around the corner, a trip north just might be in my future.

All this week crews have been building a 142-foot-long pedestrian bridge that will make it easier to see the Lower Falls. As I said, I've never been there but from what I understand, the new bridge will make it easier for just about anyone to access the island around the Lower Falls.

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According to MLive, the Lower Falls are a series of five smaller falls around a small island, located about four miles downstream from the Upper Falls. Visitors can rent a rowboat and take a short trip across the water to explore the island and its falls. So with this new bridge, getting around won't be an issue anymore.

The new bridge will also make it easier for park staff and emergency services to get around as well.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park DNR
Tahquamenon Falls State Park DNR

Not everybody is happy about the new bridge addition...of course. I noticed some people on social media complaining about it being an eyesore and that it's invasive to the landscape. I can definitely see both sides but at the end of the day, it sounds like it will truly be a nice addition to the falls.

If all goes according to plan, the bridge will be up and running and open to the public in October.

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