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Brink Road Bridge


Pony truss bridge over Hog Creek Drain No. 40 on Brink Road
Branch County, Michigan
Future prospects
This bridge has been closed to traffic, and as of 2021 is slated for demolition without replacement at an unknown date.
Built 1905; rehabilitated 2000
Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 38.7 ft.
Total length: 41.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.82750, -85.24111   (decimal degrees)
41°49'39" N, 85°14'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/646062/4632119 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bronson South
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
Inventory numbers
MINBI 12304H00033B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
MINEW 01154 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 19976 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Branch County, Michigan (22)
Built 1905 (821)
Built during 1900s (7,636)
Closed (2,760)
Doomed (1,066)
Half-hip Pratt pony truss (567)
Michigan (1,390)
Owned by county (21,607)
Pony truss (17,011)
Pratt pony truss (3,950)
Pratt truss (10,297)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,220)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,499)
Truss (35,452)
Wooden deck (6,160)

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now slated for demolition without replacement!
  • March 23, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status to closed



Brink Road Bridge
Posted March 25, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I asked James Baughn via email to update all my old website links at HistoricBridges.org. I've had thousands of pages redirecting for literally years now. My .htaccess file was too cluttered with all that. I have not heard back but until James updates all those links, many old links will not work.

Brink Road Bridge
Posted March 23, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

NOTE: The previous Historic Bridges URL - https://historicbridges.org/truss/brink/ - gave me a 503 error. I added the updated link.