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88th Avenue Bridge


Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over North Branch Pentwater River on 88th Avenue
Oceana County, Michigan
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
This bridge has been closed to traffic, and as of 2021 is Slated for demolition under Local Agency Bridge Bundling Program!
Built 1912
Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 48.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.79814, -86.33832   (decimal degrees)
43°47'53" N, 86°20'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/553228/4849665 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic
Inventory numbers
MINEW 08402 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 56761 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built 1912 (870)
Built during 1910s (9,968)
Closed (2,758)
Doomed (1,065)
Half-hip Pratt pony truss (566)
Michigan (1,390)
Oceana County, Michigan (13)
Owned by county (21,606)
Pony truss (17,008)
Pratt pony truss (3,949)
Pratt truss (10,291)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,218)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,498)
Truss (35,420)

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now slated for demolition without replacement!
  • June 24, 2013: Added by James Baughn



88th Avenue Bridge
Posted April 16, 2021, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

This was, apparently, closed - presumably sometime in 2018.

Here's the StreetView, facing north up 88th, from Jefferson Road south of the bridge - image date September 2019:


Only the latest inspection report (dated August 2018) has it indicated as closed - most likely, that's what prompted the closure.