The Bridge

WMU students, professors working to build bridges of the future

4 days ago   |   By Wood TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Federal infrastructure funding legislation will soon provide $563 million to Michigan for repairing and replacing bridges, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Friday.
The Center for Structural Durability at Western Michigan University is already teaming up with Michigan Department of Transportation to build a bridge near Detroit that will be the biggest of its kind in the U.S.
Rendering of the bridge. (Courtesy of Tetra Tech, Inc. and HDR, Inc.)
Dr. Upul Attanayake, a professor of civil and construction engineering, says there is a clear need for investing in Michigan...
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Grand Rapids Community Foundation reflects on 100 years

Grand Rapids Community Foundation reflects on 100 years

4 days ago   |   By Wood TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - For 100 years, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation has responded to West Michigan's most urgent needs. Now, the foundation is celebrating a century of service. From awarding grants and scholarships to working to overcome racial, social and economic disparities, GRCF has helped thousands of people in the community.
Diana Sieger, president of Diana Sieger, says the nonprofit has awarded $21 million in scholarship money over the past century, giving thousands of students the opportunity to get an education.
Sieger says the one thing that the past two years has taught...
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