Michigan troopers ask locals not to bubble wrap that bridge that trucks keep hitting

The Michigan State Patrol has issued a warning to the state’s residents to refrain from bubble wrapping the 100th Street bridge in Byron Township, which has been hit by five trucks so far this year.

Today, the Rockford Post of the Michigan State Patrol (MSP) issued a news release asking residents to refrain from bubble wrapping the 100th Street bridge. The release says that MSP is “strongly advising against this event and strict enforcement action will be taken if necessary.”

The statement from MSP comes after an event was created on Facebook called “Bubble Wrap the 100th St Overpass.” The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 7, from noon until 6 p.m. So far, over 300 people say that they are going to the event and 2800 are interested in attending. Event organizers note that “Any donations of bubble wrap and tape are appreciated.”

The bridge, which goes over US-131, was hit for the fifth time in 2018 on March 22 when it was struck by a truck hauling wood chips. Earlier in March, the 100th Street bridge was hit by a truck hauling a forklift, and back in January it took strikes from a truck hauling a mobile home and later by two trucks hauling an oversized shipping container.

The 100th Street bridge is hit so frequently that it has garnered near-celebrity status and even has its own Facebook page.