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CR 510 Bridge


CR 510 Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in August 2011


BH Photo #208028



Bridge was relocated from a crossing over the Alleghany River in Pennsylvania in 1919 and erected at this location over the Dead River in 1921 as part of highway M-35.


Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Dead River on former CR 510
Marquette County, Michigan
Open to pedestrians
Originally built in Pennsylvania around the turn of the century. Acquired by the state of Michigan in 1919 and erected in 1921. Closed to traffic in 2010.
- C.M. Neeld Construction Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Gust Anderson
- Illinois Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- R.L. Ericson
8-panel, pinned Pennsylvania through truss (Camelback format)
Length of largest span: 264.8 ft.
Total length: 271.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 24.0 ft.
Also called
Dead River Bridge
Steel Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.56111, -87.54222   (decimal degrees)
46°33'40" N, 87°32'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/458440/5156536 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1994)
Inventory numbers
MINBI 52200031000B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
MINEW 06555 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 20133 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2011)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 1, 2018: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 13, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • September 2, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Modified build date
  • August 8, 2011: Updated by C Hanchey: Added historical info



CR 510 Bridge
Posted December 22, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)


Scroll to the bottom on this page to find a few additional photos of this bridge, which is referred to as the Steel Bridge for whatever reason. Two of them are from a May 2003 flood, one which BH 53429 (on CR 550) also survived.

CR 510 Bridge
Posted February 27, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The Tubes said it best... "She's A Beauty!"

CR 510 Bridge
Posted February 27, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

This winter may have given us more cold and snow than we really needed, but here's a picturesque reminder of its good side: https://expo.advance.net/img/3ed966134a/width960/342_021519u...

Credit: MLive. Actually it was randomly used in an article about a recent rescue of a group of snowmobilers elsewhere in the county and has nothing to do with the bridge itself, but why pass this up?