Cascade Road Pedestrian Bridge

Cascade Road Pedestrian Bridge Site

Cascade Road Pedestrian Bridge
The bridge on Cascade Road over the Thornapple River
Estimated Completion: Late Summer/Early Fall 2024
Funding Source: State ARPA and Cascade Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

Cascade Township Staff are working with the Kent County Road Commission and MDOT to complete construction plans for a pedestrian walkway on the Cascade Road bridge over the Thornapple River.  Enhancements will occur on both sides of the bridge and include a physical barrier to separate the pedestrian lane from traffic, widening of the path, a higher outer railing, and year-round lighting.  This long-overdue project is an important step toward creating a safer and more walkable “village” area.

Latest Update: Collaboration is ongoing with Spalding DeDecker to finalize details on pedestrian improvements and the project is intended to go to bid this spring, for a late summer construction date. (4/3/24)

For further questions related to the Cascade Road Pedestrian Bridge, contact Engineer Thorne at (616) 949-1500 or email him at