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NYC - Hudson Arch Bridge


Hudson, MI 49247, USA

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Likely the longest single-span stone arch in all of Michigan.


Stone arch bridge over Bean Creek on New York Central RR (abandoned)
Hudson, Lenawee County, Michigan
Closed to all traffic
Built 1871 to replaced a wooden trestle built in 1840
- E.W. Ensign
- Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad (LS&MS)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Stone arch
Total length: 75.0 ft.
Deck width: 42.0 ft.
Also called
Hudson Railroad Bridge
NYC -Bean Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.85537, -84.35136   (decimal degrees)
41°51'19" N, 84°21'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/719858/4637109 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 52036 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added description
  • December 7, 2020: New photo from Luke
  • September 26, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • April 11, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks



NYC - Hudson Arch Bridge
Posted August 24, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Thanks! Given that I live less than ten miles from this bridge, it is rather exciting to have a bridge with a possible statewide record almost in my back yard.

NYC - Hudson Arch Bridge
Posted August 24, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

While I don't claim to know everything in Michigan and I always get nervous with "absolutes" like "largest," having sought out bridges like these in the state for 15 years and not finding any larger spans I think it is safe to assume this is the largest span. The next largest in my list is the Keystone Bridge in Gogebic County, at only 45 foot span its much smaller.

NYC - Hudson Arch Bridge
Posted August 24, 2021, by Paul Plassman

From my research it appears that this may be the longest single-span stone arch in Michigan. Does anyone have any knowledge to confirm or refute this?