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Smith Crossing Bridge

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Smith's Crossing

Posted environmental warnings here. Toxic river.

Photo taken by Janis Ford in October 2013

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BH Photo #300121

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Tittabawassee River on Smith Crossing Road
Location
Midland County, Michigan
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1907
Builder
- Joliet Bridge & Iron Co. of Joliet, Illinois
Design
Pined Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 301.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Bailey Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.56467, -84.18597   (decimal degrees)
43°33'53" N, 84°11'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/727260/4827371 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Midland South
Inventory numbers
MINBI 56200072000B020 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
BH 20155 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2014: New photos from Janis Ford

Sources 

  • Janis Ford

Comments 

Smith Crossing Bridge
Posted April 12, 2018, by FRANK FICK (fickkats [at] aol [dot] com)

04/11/2018

Smith Crossing Bridge
Posted April 12, 2018, by FRANK FICK (fickkats [at] aol [dot] com)

Taken 04/11/2018

Smith Crossing Bridge
Posted November 27, 2014, by Frank Fick (fickkats [at] aol [dot] com)

What it could look like

Tittabawassee River Bridge
Posted March 5, 2012, by Frank Fick (fickkats [at] aol [dot] com)

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.

Tittabawassee River Bridge
Posted March 4, 2012, by Frank Fick (fickkats [at] aol [dot] com)

A close up of ashpalt deck

Tittabawassee River Bridge
Posted February 26, 2012, by Anonymous

Smith's Crossing Bailey bridge front view

Tittabawassee River Bridge
Posted February 26, 2012, by Anonymous

Smith's Crossing,Bailey bridge

Tittabawassee River Bridge
Posted February 25, 2012, by Frank Fick (fickkats [at] aol [dot] com)

Feb picture 2012

Tittabawassee River Bridge
Posted June 26, 2011, by frank fick (fickkats [at] aol [dot] com)

1907 Double span.Jolliet truss.