Rating:
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Well's Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by John Berry in May 2011

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BH Photo #199001

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over North Ottawasseppe River/Nottawa Creek on 1/2 Mile Road/Marl Lake Road
Location
Calhoun County, Michigan, and Branch County, Michigan
Status
Intact closed to traffic
History
Built 1904
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 79.7 ft.
Total length: 79.7 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.07174, -85.28729   (decimal degrees)
42°04'18" N, 85°17'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/641685/4659161 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Leonidas
Inventory numbers
MINBI 13315H00014B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
BH 19993 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 14, 2011: Updated by John Berry: Bridge closed

Sources 

Comments 

Well's Bridge
Posted November 5, 2012, by Harold Scudder (hlscudder [at] cablespeed [dot] com)

I visited this bridge 11-5-2012. It is located on a Marl Rd. a narrow, dirt road, dead-end at 1/2 Mile Rd. in Calhoun Co. A hole has been burned through it and a board placed over it. It is a true hidden, rusty relic. I enjoyed tracking it down.

North Ottawasseppe River Bridge
Posted May 13, 2011, by John Berry (jberry3479)

Sitting by this bridge now. Its closed to traffic. Pictures up soon