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North Park Bridge

Photos 

MI-47-1

Photo by Matthew Houch, November 1990, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #121248

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Grand River on North Park Street in Grand Rapids
Location
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Build 1903; Altered 1933; Replaced 1991
Builder
- New Jersey Bridge Co.
Design
"The North Park Bridge is the second longest through Pratt truss bridge of its kind in Michigan. It has been officially determined to be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places by the Michigan Bureau of History.

"This historic documentation was undertaken in November 1990 in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement by the Fedral Highway Administration, Michigan State Historic Preservation Officer, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Michigan Department of Transportation and the City of Walker, Michigan as a mitigative measure prior to the demolition replacement of the bridge."

Patricia A. Fisher, Environmental Scientist
WW Engineering & Science
Grand Rapids, Michigan


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Dimensions
Length of largest span: 116.0 ft.
Total length: 580.0 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.02306, -85.66250   (decimal degrees)
43°01'23" N, 85°39'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/608977/4764243 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Springs SW
Inventory number
BH 37180 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 14, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

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