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Waverly Road - Grand River Bridge (Old)

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Grand River on Waverly Road
Location
Eaton County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.48861, -84.60103   (decimal degrees)
42°29'19" N, 84°36'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/697155/4706817 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89116 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Eaton County, Michigan (26)
Lost (24,183)
Lost 1958 (84)
Lost during 1950s (654)
Michigan (1,118)
Owned by county (20,591)
Replaced by new bridge (16,139)
Through truss (14,889)
Truss (32,503)

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2020: Added by Mike Kerkau

Sources 

  • Mike Kerkau - mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Waverly Road - Grand River Bridge (Old)
Posted April 25, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

We have Gale Road (which is now one of the Historic Bridge Park bridges) just inside of Ingham County, and we have Smithville Road here in Eaton to its northwest which was added as an article find - this is, or was, the one inbetween those two. While there are multiple Grand River bridges on Waverly Road, this is the only location that is considered to be under Eaton County jurisdiction.

The 1955 aerial reveals this one to have been a truss, too, and it has a very good image - probably a Pratt, but on the off-chance an article or other ground-level image can be dug up to confirm that, I held off.

I will also note that its 1958 replacement, was then itself replaced in 2006!