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      Soo Line Bridge makeover

      The Soo Line Bridge in Marquette is in line for a makeover, and the Iron Ore Heritage Trail is looking for volunteers.

      As part of a grant to encourage active lifestyles, the Iron Ore Heritage Trail, along with the Michigan Department of Transportation, is getting ready to improve the bridge.

      The goal is to make the bridge more pedestrian friendly. As part of the project, volunteers are needed to determine how many people currently use the trail and bridge.

      "When this section is done, we hope by the end of the year, we'll have 30 miles of interconnected trail between Chocolay and Ishpeming which, to us, then gives our residents a really nice trail to work with and no spots that are not connected anymore," said Carol Fulsher of the Iron Ore Heritage Trail.

      Improvements to the bridge could begin in as little as two weeks. The hope is to have the project completed before snowfall.

      For more information on how you can sign up to volunteer, you can call (906) 235-2923 or click here.