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Whittemore Street Bridge

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Whittemore Street Bridge

1914 view

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #483551

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Grand Trunk Western RR on Whittemore Street
Location
St Johns, Clinton County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Railroad
- Grand Trunk Western Railroad (GTW)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.00482, -84.55097   (decimal degrees)
43°00'17" N, 84°33'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/699605/4764261 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90841 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Whittemore Street Bridge
Posted October 8, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

That's a 1914 postcard? In that case, the bridge pictured was replaced in/around 1936.

http://bridgehunter.com/scripts/bridge/add-nbi.cgi?fips=2603...

I say "around" 1936 because Whittemore Street formerly served U.S. 27 in St. Johns, but from 1/7/1935 to 8/30/1937 it was off this stretch and presumably followed a different route. That timeframe may have been the duration of when this bridge was being replaced.

http://michiganhighways.org/listings/HistoricUS-027pg2.html#...

Meanwhile, Historic Aerials is completely screwy at the moment - I punch in the coordinates for this location and it dumps me in some Spanish/Portguese country! (At least that's how it looks from the language; trying to scan any which way leads to nowhere even remotely recognizable and I'm not going to just scan indefinitely.)