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Kalamazoo Lake Swing Bridge

Photos 

Kalamazoo Lake Swing Bridge

view c1905 looking west

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #511936

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony/through plate girder swing bridge over Kalamazoo Lake on Blue Star Hwy
Location
Saugatuck, Allegan County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1902 to replace a drawbridge built 1869-1870; replaced 1937
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.64789, -86.19894   (decimal degrees)
42°38'52" N, 86°11'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/565665/4722025 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95062 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Allegan County, Michigan (36)
Built 1902 (583)
Built during 1900s (7,648)
Girder (11,173)
Lost (28,530)
Lost 1937 (59)
Lost during 1930s (870)
Michigan (1,390)
Movable (3,115)
Owned by county (21,612)
Plate girder (8,728)
Replaced by new bridge (19,403)
Saugatuck, Michigan (4)
Swing (1,562)
Through girder (4,192)

Update Log 

  • February 11, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added build date
  • November 14, 2021: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 13, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Douglas Butler
  • Paul Plassman
  • Historic Marker - Brief historical information about bridge