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Thornapple River Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Thornapple River on Greggs Crossing
Location
Barry County, Michigan
Status
Was told by someone who lives near this crossing that the bridge was removed, moved to Gaylord and is now in use on a walking trail
History
Built ca. 1910; rehabilitated 1965
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 73.8 ft.
Total length: 73.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.61082, -85.12607   (decimal degrees)
42°36'39" N, 85°07'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/653703/4719300 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
MINBI 08305H00003B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
BH 19960 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Barry County, Michigan (9)
Built during 1910s (9,485)
Lost (23,694)
Michigan (1,105)
Owned by county (20,391)
Pony truss (15,992)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,880)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,126)
Truss (32,172)

Update Log 

  • December 31, 2019: Updated by Mike Kerkau: Adjusted GPS pin

Sources 

  • Mike Kerkau - mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Thornapple River Bridge
Posted December 31, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Adjusted the pin on this, as per the views from Historic Aerials, it turns out this actually crossed the river at the west curve where the river turns north. The road then ran along the north side of the river going east.

Best I can narrow down the time of removal is that by 1999, it's gone.

I'd love to know more about where by Gaylord this was moved to, though.