Michigan Township Sells Pedestrian Bridge for $1

An anonymous buyer has purchased a western Michigan pedestrian bridge for $1.

The catch: The buyer must pay to move the span from Egelston Township near Muskegon.

Egelston Township Supervisor Mike Thompson told The Muskegon Chronicle for a story published Sunday that he posted the bridge for sale for $1 on the Michigan Townships Association Web site because he was worried about the safety of the seldom-used, 39-year-old structure.

The buyer told Thompson the bridge is headed to a private residence in Alma, about 80 miles east of Muskegon. The buyer plans to use the bridge to provide access an island in a private pond.

Egelston Township used the bridge to give students safe passage to an elementary school. The school no longer is used for elementary students.