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Ontonagon Bridge Gets New Name

A bridge in Ontonagon County has a new name to honor veterans.

The bridge, which is located on M-64 over the Ontonagon River, will now officially be known as the Ontonagon Veterans Memorial Bridge.

The change was made after Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill this week introduced by State Representative Scott Dianda.

Dianda said he was honored to have sponsored this bill which helps show appreciation to the men and women for their courage and the sacrifices they made in service to their country.

The bill had followed a recommendation from the Ontonagon County Veteran’s Association.

Here is the full press release:

Dianda Bill Honoring Local Veterans Signed into Law

 Highway M-64 bridge is now the Ontonagon County Veterans Memorial Bridge

 LANSING – House Bill 5715, introduced by state Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet), was signed into law earlier this week by Gov. Rick Snyder. Public Act 498 names a bridge in Ontonagon County the Ontonagon County Veterans Memorial Bridge, and received overwhelming support in both the House and Senate.

“I thank my House and Senate colleagues for approving this bill so that we can honor our U.P. veterans who bravely served our state and our nation,” said Dianda. “I am honored to have sponsored this bill to help us show our appreciation to these men and women for their courage and the sacrifices they made in service to their country.”

Dianda introduced the bill last summer following a recommendation from the Ontonagon County Veterans’ Association, which has been in operation for 10 years. The bridge mentioned in the new law is located on Highway M-64 over the Ontonagon River in Ontonagon Township.

“I will continue working with my colleagues in this new legislative session and the veterans of House District 110 to pass legislation that meets the needs of our veterans and their families,” said Dianda.

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