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Scott Highway Bridge

Photos 

MI-108-1

Photo taken by Dietrich Floeter, June 1996, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #121310

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Black Creek on Scott Hwy near Blissfield
Location
Blissfield, Lenawee County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1897; Closed 1989; Replaced 1998
Design
"The bridge is part of Lenawee County's local roadway system which primarily serves existing agricultural uses and residential traffic. The bridge is an early example of a steel, through truss Pratt structure.

"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
Span length: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.81239, -83.94607   (decimal degrees)
41°48'45" N, 83°56'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/255285/4633142 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Palmyra
Inventory number
BH 37185 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

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

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER MI-108 - Scott Highway Bridge, Spanning Black Creek