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133rd Avenue Bridge

Photos 

MI-107-1

Photo taken by Dietrich Floeter, November 1995, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #121648

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Relocated Pratt pony truss bridge over Rabbit River on 133rd Avenue in Hopkins; now relocated to the Historic Bridge Park in Calhoun County and restored as a pedestrian bridge
Location
Hopkins, Allegan County, Michigan
Status
Relocated and open to pedestrians
History
Built 1897 by the Michigan Bridge Co,; Replaced by new bridge in 1996; Relocated in 1999 to the Calhoun County Historic Bridge Park
Builder
- Michigan Bridge Co.
Design
"The 133rd Avenue Bridge is a four-panel half-hip pin-connected Pratt steel truss. The bridge has withstood its environment for many years, having been built in 1897. It has been considered eligible for the National Register of Historic Places since 1992.

"HAER documentation was undertaken in November of 1996. This photographic documentation is done to record the bridge in it's [sic] original setting. The Calhoun County Road Commission will take the superstructure of the bridge and move it to Riverside Park in Section 15, Emmett Township, Calhoun County. The park will include other historic truss bridges also. They will preserve and maintain the structure as a pedestrian bridge."

Robert H. Scott
Scott Civil Engineering Company
1601 McKay Tower
146 Monroe Center NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Editor's Note: The 133rd Avenue Bridge was the first bridge to be restored and placed in the Calhoun County Historic Bridge Park.
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Dimensions
Span length: 64.0 ft.
Total length: 64.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.66035, -85.74681   (decimal degrees)
42°39'37" N, 85°44'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/602706/4723859 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 37214 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

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

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER MI-107 - One Hundred Thirty-Third Avenue Bridge
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com