NS - Grand River Swing Bridge
Upstream side from West end
Photo taken by Brent Tindall in April 2014
License: Released into public domain
BH Photo #281269
Main swing span was built 1902-1903 by American Bridge Company. The fixed span immediately to the north was built 1901 by Detroit Bridge and Iron Works. The northernmost span was built 1922 by American Bridge Company while the southernmost span was built 1908 by American Bridge Company. All are pin-connected Pratt through trusses except for the 1922 span, which is a riveted Warren through truss.
- Pratt through truss bridge over Grand River on Norfolk Southern RR (formerly Pere Marquette RR)
- Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
- Open to traffic
- Built 1901-1903 by American Bridge Co. and Detroit Bridge and Iron Works, northernmost span replaced 1908, southernmost span replaced 1922
- - American Bridge Co. of New York
- Detroit Bridge & Iron Works of Detroit, Michigan
- - Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Pere Marquette Railroad (PM)
- Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 231.0 ft.
Total length: 654.0 ft.
Deck width: 30.0 ft.
- Also called
- Pere Marquette - Grand River Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.95810, -85.68060 (decimal degrees)
42°57'29" N, 85°40'50" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/607615/4757006 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Grand Rapids West
- Inventory number
- BH 52083 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- April 10, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
- April 6, 2014: New photos from Brent Tindall
- November 13, 2013: New Street View added by Brent Tindall
- April 17, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks