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Cambria Road Bridge

Photos 

MI-43-1

Photo taken by Dietrich Floeter, May 1989, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #120990

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over West Branch St.Joseph of Maumee on Cambria Road in Camden
Location
Camden, Hillsdale County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1899; Replaced 1991
Builder
- New Columbus Bridge Co. of Columbus, Ohio
Design
Single span, steel Pratt pony truss with riveted connections.

"The Cambria Road Bridge is the only known surviving example of a bridge built by an Ohio company of this era in Michigan.

"This documentation was undertaken in July 1989 in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement agreed to by the Gratiot [sic] County Road Commission as a mitigative measure prior to replacement of the bridge."

Stanley L. Clingerman, Engineer
Hillsdale County Road Commission
Hillsdale, Michigan

[Editor Notes: The slip in the name of the county is likely a result of the using cut and paste from another document.]
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Dimensions
Span length: 40.8 ft.
Total length: 40.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.74980, -84.66975   (decimal degrees)
41°44'59" N, 84°40'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/693746/4624621 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nettle Lake
Inventory number
BH 37162 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

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

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER MI-43 - Cambria Road Bridge, Spanning West branch of St. Joseph River on Cambria Road, Camden, Hillsdale County, MI