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Ridgeville Road Bridge

Photos 

MI-109-1

Photo taken by Dietrich Floeter, January 1989, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #121329

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Bean Creek on Ridgeville Road near Morenci
Location
Morenci, Lenawee County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1902; Closed 1988; Replaced 1987
Design
"The bridge is part of Lenawee County's local roadway system which primarily serves existing agricultural uses and related traffic. The bridge is a truss leg bedstead, pony truss structure. It is [was] one of the three known surviving examples of similar design to exist in the State of Michigan.

"An evaluation by qualified engineering personnel advised replacement of the bridge. To mitigate the adverse effect, the State Historic Preservation Officer stipulated documentation of design elements of the bridge. This documentation was undertaken to fulfill the above stipulation.

Westshore Engineering & Surveying, Inc.
Consultants to the Lennawee County Road Commission
Muskegon, Michigan

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Dimensions
Length of largest span: 24.0 ft.
Total length: 52.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.75489, -84.23210   (decimal degrees)
41°45'18" N, 84°13'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/730118/4626265 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clayton
Inventory number
BH 37186 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

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

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER MI-109 - Ridgeville Road Bridge, Spanning Bean Creek, Morenci vicinity, Lenawee County, MI