"The Shaytown Road Bridge is a Warren through truss structure. It is one of only two known structures of this type in Michigan. It is the only Warren truss in Michigan utilizing pin-connections, a method typically confined to Pratt trusses. It has been considered eligible for the National Register of Historic Places since 1992.
"HAER documentation was undertaken in November of 1995 in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement agreed to by the Eaton County Road Commission and the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office. The Memorandum of Agreement is a mitigative measure used to maintain the bridge in a different location through a sale of a transfer to an interested party, if there is one, who would use and preserve the structure. This action was not successful. The bridge will be dismantled during the construction of its replacement."
Robert H. Scott, President
Scott Civil Engineering Company
Grand Rapids, Michigan