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Hickory Island Bridge

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Photo taken by Sherman Cahal in 2016

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Description 

MDOT gave a 1920 build date for this span. Being as it is a pinned Pratt truss with latticed portal bracing, it more likely dates from around the turn of the century.

See pictures on Historic Bridges.org

http://www.historicbridges.org/truss/hickoryisland/

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Rifle River on Hickory Island Road
Location
Arenac County, Michigan
Status
Currently closed to traffic
History
ca.1900
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 128.0 ft.
Total length: 128.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 21.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.01500, -83.82389   (decimal degrees)
44°00'54" N, 83°49'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/273650/4877416 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Omer
Inventory numbers
MINBI 06302H00005B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
MINEW 00450 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 19957 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2008)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 15.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
160

Update Log 

  • April 18, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • April 17, 2017: New photos from Sherman Cahal
  • September 17, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden
  • September 17, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated information

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Comments 

Hickory Island Bridge
Posted March 17, 2012, by frank fick (fickkats [at] aol [dot] com)

Hensel rd bridge

Hickory Island Bridge
Posted March 17, 2012, by frank fick (fickkats [at] aol [dot] com)

Right around the corner on Hensel rd

Hickory Island Bridge
Posted March 17, 2012, by frankfick (fickkats [at] aol [dot] com)

3/17/2012

Hickory Island Bridge
Posted September 17, 2011, by Frank Fick (fickkats [at] aol [dot] com)

Bridge closed for at least 2 yrs.Just a small barrier to stop a car from crossing.Can still walk on it.