The Tridge

The Tridge is the formal name of a three legged wooden footbridge spanning the confluence of the Tittabawassee and Chippewa Rivers in Chippewassee Park in Midland. The Tridge opened in 1981. It consists of one 31-foot (9.4 m) tall central pillar supporting three spokes. Each spoke is 180 feet long by 8 feet wide.

The Tridge is one of Midland's largest tourist attractions. Its three legs span out to Chippewassee Park, St. Charles Park (Old Red Coats) and the Farmer's Market areas. The Chippewa Nature trail also begins at the Tridge. 

The site also marks the starting point of the Pere Marquette Rail Trail, a Michigan Rails to Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame trail. Although being mainly a footbridge, bicycles, skateboards, and in-line skates are also allowed on the bridge. It is the focal point for summer evening concerts. Fishing is generally not permitted from the bridge although it does occur frequently.

Tridge Makeover

Contact Us

  1. Parks and Recreation Office


    Municipal Service Center
    4811 N. Saginaw Rd.
    Midland, MI 48640

    Ph: 989-837-6930
    Ph: 989-399-0506 (Weather Hotline)

    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m - 5 p.m.

What's the latest on the Tridge renovation project? Watch the video below to find out!