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West Gladstone Bridge

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West Gladstone Bridge

Article

Detroit Free Press: March 23 1895

BH Photo #450090

Map 

Description 

Built at a cost of $5700 in 1895. Rehabilitated at a cost of approximately $30,000 in 1955.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Escanaba River on County Road 420
Location
Delta County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1895; rehabilitated in 1955; demolished in 1974
Builder
- Gillette-Herzog Manufacturing Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Design
Camelback through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 227.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.84058, -87.08870   (decimal degrees)
45°50'26" N, 87°05'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/493112/5076338 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85612 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 20, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • June 20, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

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

Comments 

West Gladstone Bridge
Posted June 20, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Tony!

West Gladstone Bridge
Posted June 20, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Only in Michigan have I seen them essentially dam a majority of a stream and build a shorter bridge over the rest. I'm guessing this can be attributed to slow-flowing water that doesn't cause erosion issues... Nathan?