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 and people often travel from all over the country to visit it! 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. To access the Tridge by vehicle, head to Downtown Midland or plug “111 W. Main Street” (Midland Area Farmers Market) into your GPS. You can’t miss it!
The Tridge 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