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Rice Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by John Berry in May 2011

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BH Photo #198786

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Rice Creek on 21 Mile Road
Location
Calhoun County, Michigan
Status
Currently undergoing replacement
History
Built 1885
Design
Pin-connected, half-hip Pratt tony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 59.7 ft.
Total length: 59.7 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.29500, -84.88722   (decimal degrees)
42°17'42" N, 84°53'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/674168/4684692 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marshall
Average daily traffic (as of 1994)
77
Inventory numbers
MINBI 13315H00020B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
MINEW 01372 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 19994 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

19th Century (7,574)
Built 1885 (182)
Built during 1880s (1,994)
Calhoun County, Michigan (34)
Half-hip Pratt pony truss (503)
Lost (24,769)
Lost 2018 (188)
Lost during 2010s (3,286)
Michigan (1,125)
NR-listed (2,961)
Owned by county (20,789)
Painted blue (76)
Pin-connected (3,902)
Pony truss (16,189)
Pratt pony truss (3,640)
Pratt truss (9,307)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,077)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,300)
Truss (32,814)
Wooden deck (6,069)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt

Sources 

  • John Berry - jberry3479 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Rice Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2018, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Unfortunately, this too is undergoing replacement...