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Mason Road Bridge

Photos 

MI-94-1

Photo taken by Dietrich Floeter, February 1995, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #120934

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge relocated from Bad River on Mason Road in Ithaca
Location
Ithaca, Gratiot County, Michigan
Status
Relocated and replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1904; Relocated and replaced 1995
Design
Single span, 5 panel, pinned connection, Pratt pony truss.
"The Mason Road Bridge is [was] one of the largest Pratt pony truss structures with pinned connections surviving in Michigan. It has been considered eligible for the National Register of Historic Places since 1992.

"This documentation was undertaken in March of 1995 in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement agreed to by the Gratiot County Road Commission. The Memorandum of Agreement is a mitigative measure used prior to relocating the truss to Overbrook Golf Course in Newark Township, Gratiot County, Michigan."

Mr. Fred Walkington, Engineer-Manager
Gratiot County Road Commission
Ithaca, Michigan 48847

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Dimensions
Span length: 72.0 ft.
Total length: 72.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.31389, -84.38917   (decimal degrees)
43°18'50" N, 84°23'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/711722/4798982 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rathbone
Inventory number
BH 37158 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

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

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER MI-94 - Mason Road Bridge, Spanning Bad River, Ithaca vicinity, Gratiot County, MI