FARMINGTON HILLS (WWJ/AP) – A man says his family’s 5,000-pound footbridge has been recovered after being stolen from his property in metro Detroit.
Robert Cortis filed a police report Wednesday saying that a 40-foot bridge made of steel and wood was stolen from his property in Farmington Hills.READ MORE: City Of Detroit Secures $12.1 Million To Support 6 Affordable Housing Projects
Cortis discovered the bridge was missing when he stopped by his property near 8 Mile Road with plans to move the bridge this week to his catering business for taking wedding photos.
“I talked with some neighbors and they told me they heard and saw it being moved but figured I was behind it,” Cortis told the newspaper. “There have been people moving around here who had inquired about the bridge with neighbors, asking who owned it and whether it was for sale.”READ MORE: Michigan Reports Its First Probable Case Of Monkeypox In Oakland County
The Detroit News says police on Thursday found the bridge undamaged in Belleville, about 20 miles south of where it disappeared. There’s no word of suspects.
Cortis said the bridge has sentimental value because his father built it decades ago. He said his father invested $10,000 for the steel alone in the mid-1980s. He put its current value between $50,000 and $75,000.
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