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Ferris Road Bridge

Photos 

MI-20-1

Photo taken by Phil Washburn, April 1997, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #120980

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Pine River on Ferris Road in Sumner
Location
Sumner, Gratiot County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1910; Replaced 1987
Design
Single span, riveted Warren pony truss.

"The Ferris Road Bridge is [was] one of the few riveted, connected Warren truss highway bridges with double angle truss members surviving in Michigan. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

"This documentation was undertaken in April 1987 in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement agreed to by the Gratiot County Road Commission as a mitigative measure prior to the demolition of the bridge."

Fred Walkington, Manager
Gratiot County Road Commission
Ithaca, Michigan

Dimensions
Span length: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 90.0 ft.
Deck width: 21.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.29917, -84.81556   (decimal degrees)
43°17'57" N, 84°48'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/677186/4796354 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sumner
Inventory number
BH 37160 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER MI-20 - Ferris Road Bridge, Spanning Pine River in section 32, Sumner vicinity, Gratiot County, MI