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McCann Road Bridge

Photos 

View Of South Approach, Looking North

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #121685

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Thornapple River on Mc Cann Road in Hastings
Location
Hastings, Barry County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1892; New Deck 1950's; Replaced 1987
Builder
- Samuel Ramsey & Co.
Design
"The McCann Road bridge is the oldest and one of the few multi-span, pin connected, Pratt 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 Barry County Road Commission as a mitigative measure prior to the demolition of the bridge."

Don Wolf, Acting Manager
Barry County Road Commission
Hastings, Michigan

Retyped and Transmitted by Jean P. Yearby, HAER, 1987
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Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.68980, -85.41400   (decimal degrees)
42°41'23" N, 85°24'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/629922/4727587 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Middleville
Inventory number
BH 37216 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

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

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER MI-17 - McCann Road Bridge, Spanning Thornapple River at McCann Road, Hastings vicinity, Barry County, MI