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Kelly Road Bridge



Lost pony truss bridge over Muskegon River on Kelly Road
Missaukee County, Michigan
Demolished but not replaced
Evidence suggests built prior to 1905, Demolished 2009
Pin connected pony truss
Length of largest span: 79.7 ft.
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.29139, -84.89306   (decimal degrees)
44°17'29" N, 84°53'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/668094/4906396 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
Inventory numbers
MINBI 57303H00009B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
MINEW 07051 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 20158 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Sufficiency rating: 24 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 14, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected demolition date.
  • July 14, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Changed to lost based on comment and satellite view



Kelly Road Bridge
Posted April 21, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Took them long enough...

Kelly Road Bridge
Posted July 7, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

It's plainly bizarre to me that this location remains listed in the NBI despite there having been no physical bridge at this location for nearly a decade now. Has the county been planning on some kind of replacement structure but simply hasn't been able to pay for it all this time, or what? (Even if so, one would think the location would still be de-listed, and then re-listed upon replacement.)

Kelly Road Bridge
Posted July 14, 2013, by DAVID M. BROWN (dmbgraphicarts [at] theriver [dot] com)

The Kelly Road Bridge was hit by a drunk driver a few years ago and later torn down for scrap when determined it was salvageable :(.