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Bridge Street Bridge

Photos 

MI-41-1

Photo taken by Howard Wright, February 1990, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #121086

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Grand River on Bridge Street in Portland
Location
Portland, Ionia County, Michigan
Status
Open to one-way traffic
History
Built 1890 by the Groton Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1990
Builder
- Groton Bridge Co. of Groton, New York
Design
Pratt through truss. The Bridge Street Bridge in Portland is a rare two-span metal through truss, with two spans 100 feet in length, featuring decorative treatment at the end posts. This is the oldest known surviving example of a truss bridge built in Michigan by the Groton Bridge and Manufacturing Company of Groton, New York, a significant Eastern bridge manufacturing firm. It was listed as eligible for the National Register of Historic Places in April, 1986.

Editor's Note: The NRHP list shows the Bridge Street Bridge added to the list in 1980.

Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 205.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 29, 1980
Also called
Veterans Memorial Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.86977, -84.90405   (decimal degrees)
42°52'11" N, 84°54'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/671200/4748483 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Portland South
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80004843 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
MINBI 344552000015B01 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
MINEW 04103 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 20064 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2008)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 72.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
1,100

Update Log 

  • April 17, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • September 2, 2012: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • August 13, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • HAER MI-41 - Bridge Street Bridge, Spanning Grand River
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com