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Burroughs Street Bridge

Photos 

General View Looking Southeast, North Side From West Bank

Photo taken by Howard Wright for the Historic American Engineering Record in 1993 at the bridge's original location in Kent County

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #238498

Map 

Description 

The Burroughs Street Bridge is one of few remaining multi-span pony truss bridges in Michigan and represents an early example of riveted Warren truss construction. The Groton Bridge Company of New York, an important bridge firm with a large volume of business and extensive territory, designed and built the bridge. Only two other Michigan examples of this firm's work are known to survive. The bridge has been determined to be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places by the Michigan Bureau of History.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Looking Glass River on Portland Riverwalk
Location
Portland, Ionia County, Michigan
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1905 in Kent County by the Groton Bridge Co.; relocated here in 1995
Builder
- Groton Bridge Co. of Groton, New York
Design
Two-span Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 57.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.87068, -84.89880   (decimal degrees)
42°52'14" N, 84°53'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/671626/4748595 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Portland South
Inventory number
BH 53376 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 2, 2012: Added by James Baughn

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