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P. M. Bridge (1891)

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Photo taken by DR. THOMAS

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BH Photo #351682

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Pere Marquette River on Main Street
Location
Scottville, Mason County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge in 1940
History
Built 1891, replaced 1940
Builder
- Pittsburgh Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.94481, -86.27927   (decimal degrees)
43°56'41" N, 86°16'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/557837/4865995 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 71847 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • April 17, 2016: Added by ArtS

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com

Comments 

P. M. Bridge (Oldest)
Posted June 28, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Also, it's kind of nice to know that there's actually a record of a bridge in the county dating back pre-1900, heh. I forget where it's mentioned, but - I think it was Nathan, who pointed out that no Mason County bridge "officially" dates back before 1900. Evidently they didn't keep proper records or just lost them all or something.

P. M. Bridge (Oldest)
Posted June 28, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

I just posted the bridge that replaced this one - maybe the last article (which is of that bridge) can be moved over there?