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Lasalle Road Bridge (1900)



Pony truss bridge over Big Sauble River on Lasalle Road
Mason County, Michigan
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1900; rehabilitated 1997; road washed out at bridge June 12-13, 2008; bridge replaced 2010
Pony truss
Span length: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 44.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.11167, -86.30000   (decimal degrees)
44°06'42" N, 86°17'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/556016/4884513 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kings Corners
Inventory numbers
MINBI 53306B00038B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
BH 20137 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 13, 2018: Updated by Mike Kerkau: Updated to reflect bridge replacement

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Lasalle Road Bridge
Posted April 27, 2018, by Don


I believe many of these bridges were added by James early on from the NIB. Bridgehunter is copyright 2002 to 2018.

That is the reason for the disclaimer about being from the NBI and not verified, no photo and no map.

They may have been added from the early NBI and not been changed even as they have been lost and/or delisted in later versions.

I believe that these "not verified" bridges appear in the to do list as well.

Position data and current status may not have been updated in all this time, and may be wrong. Of course, the position hasn't moved, but it may be approximate, not exact.

Sometimes, it's hard to figure out exactly where the bridges were due to inaccuracies in the NBI.

If you have an editor account and current correct info, you could update these pages and any in the to do list if you wish.

A good way to start contributing is to visit and document some of these bridges in your area. Using satellite imagery can be useful to verify lost bridges too.

Lasalle Road Bridge
Posted April 27, 2018, by Mike (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Err...I think this page may need updating?

The Historic Bridges page has it well-documented that the original bridge no longer exists, but for whatever reason this page doesn't appear to reflect that. (Among other things, I'm pretty sure the inspection stats listed - which are from 2016 - are for the replacement bridge which was installed in 2011.)

The original bridge was washed out due to a heavy rainstorm on June 12-13, 2008 (article linked which gives the date): http://www.shorelinemedia.net/ludington_daily_news/archives/...

Page 3 of this PDF has a photo of the replacement bridge (which doesn't look half-bad considering what it replaced): https://www.rivercare.org/local/upload/file/CRA%20Stream%20C...