Posted environmental warnings here. Toxic river.
Photo taken by Janis Ford in October 2013
BH Photo #300121
On my way to Midland this afternoon, I finally made the side trip to go check this out (along with a couple other places). Coming from the East side, it feels like it suddenly appears in front of you as soon as you round the final curve.
Wow, that barrier is higher in person than I realized. I'm 5 feet 6, and it's as tall as I am.
A propossed concept restoration as part of a rail trail
What it could look like
Former road commission warns,if you cross the barrier the ashpalt is thin and you could fall thru.
In the early 90's before the barrier I walked it.It was scary then.Plaques were still there then.Ornamentation is going quick,The bridge sits out of the ways.Probably why it is still there.The only unrestored historical truss in Midland county.
A close up of ashpalt deck
Smith's Crossing Bailey bridge front view
Smith's Crossing,Bailey bridge
Feb picture 2012
1907 Double span.Jolliet truss.