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New Richmond Bridge

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New Richmond Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in July 2011

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BH Photo #206278

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss swing bridge over Kalamazoo River on 57th Street
Location
Allegan County, Michigan
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1879 by the Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Co.; closed to traffic 1997; rehabilitated as pedestrian bridge 2003
Builder
- Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
Swing bridge with four Warren pony truss main spans. Three spans date from 1879 and the fourth span dates from 1899.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 71.9 ft.
Total length: 428.8 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 1, 1998
Also called
57th Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.65146, -86.10672   (decimal degrees)
42°39'05" N, 86°06'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/573220/4722498 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hamilton West
Inventory numbers
NRHP 98000273 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
MINBI 03314H00020B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
BH 19950 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 22, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon

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