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Townhall Road Bridge

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over South Branch of Tobacco River on Townhall Road
Location
Gladwin County, Michigan
Status
At least partially in storage
History
Built 1917
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 66.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.86667, -84.54556   (decimal degrees)
43°52'00" N, 84°32'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/697225/4859992 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coleman
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
100
Inventory numbers
MINBI 26301H00016B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
MINEW 02916 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 20042 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 100 (out of 100)
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Townhall Road Bridge
Posted March 8, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Dear Lord... It's lame enough that they feel the need to cut the width down (Because you know... it just has to be a one-lane pedestrian bridge!!). But yeah, that's ridiculous!

Townhall Road Bridge
Posted March 8, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

...oh my.

Admittedly, after seeing you post that, it took me a bit to notice even when comparing the original location with the new one, though that's also due to the lattice railings that are on its original build; they cover up a bit that the telltale vertical pieces are facing in originally, and outward now.

Townhall Road Bridge
Posted March 8, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Mike... at first I was admiring the photo you linked to with the beautiful rainbow... then I looked at the bridge... and burst into laughter!!!! THE BRIDGE TRUSSES ARE BACKWARDS!!!!! They put the bridge together BACKWARDS!!!! I've never seen something so ridiculous in all my life!!!!

Townhall Road Bridge
Posted March 7, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks to me like the Beaverton School Forest Recreation Area now has it set up (though minus the lattice web): https://www.google.com/maps/place/43%C2%B053'59.1%22N+84%C2%...

Townhall Road Bridge
Posted February 28, 2012, by Frank Fick (fickkats [at] aol [dot] com)

Closed for at least 2 yrs.