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Maple Street Bridge

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Maple Street Bridge

Lansing State Journal: March 15 1979

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BH Photo #457193

Map 

Description 

Distinctive portal design of the Morse Bridge Company

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Maple River on Maple Street
Location
Maple Rapids, Clinton County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Builder
- Morse Bridge Co. of Youngstown, Ohio
Design
7-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.10916, -84.69335   (decimal degrees)
43°06'33" N, 84°41'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/687681/4775519 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86808 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 4, 2019: Photo imported by Nathan Holth
  • October 2, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and truss type
  • October 2, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Maple Street Bridge
Posted October 4, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yes, a really cool find!

I told Melissa the moment I saw it I knew it was a Morse!

Maple Street Bridge
Posted October 4, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Nathan, thank you, as always I enjoy finding these long lost bridges.

Maple Street Bridge
Posted October 3, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Glad you found a photo of this long-lost rarity. I remember first seeing a photo of this one at the Rivers Bend bar in Maple Rapids. It was a bit of a shock to look around a bar and find yourself looking at a rare Morse Bridge Company through truss!