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36th Street Bridge

Photos 

View North, South Approach

The bridge was a single span steel Parker pony truss with a camelback configuration.

Photo taken by Jerry Cohen for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #121641

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker pony truss bridge over Rabbit River on 36th Street in Salem Township
Location
Salem Township, Allegan County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Replaced 1987
Builders
- Toledo-Massillon Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
- Wynkoop & McGormley of Lansing, Michigan
Design
"The bridge is a single span steel through [sic] truss with a pin connections. Each truss has seven panels each 12 feet 8 inches long for a total truss span of 88 feet 8 inches.

"The 36th Street bridge is one of the few pin connected, Parker Pony Highway Bridges surviving in Michigan. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

"This documentation was undertaken in May 1986 in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement by the Allegan County Road Commission as a mitigative measure prior to the demolition of the bridge."

Fred Neils, Engineer-Manager
Allegan County Road Commission
Allegan, Michigan
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Dimensions
Span length: 88.8 ft.
Total length: 88.8 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.69820, -85.89875   (decimal degrees)
42°41'54" N, 85°53'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/590199/4727889 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hamilton East
Inventory number
BH 37213 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 16, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER MI-18 - Thirty-Sixth Street Bridge, Spanning Rabbit River, Hamilton vicinity, Allegan County, MI