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CN - Spring Lake Bridge

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CN - Spring Lake Bridge

Long rail swing span

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #284015

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Spring Lake on Canadian National
Location
Spring Lake near Ferrysburg, Ottawa County, Michigan
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1925
Railroad
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
Design
Deck plate girder swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.07687, -86.21382   (decimal degrees)
43°04'37" N, 86°12'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/564000/4769650 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grand Haven
Inventory number
BH 61043 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Fixed location and changed status to demolished.
  • May 23, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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CN - Spring Lake Bridge
Posted May 23, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Doug,

The bridge you drew and added is long gone. The bridge you originally had mapped here is a thru truss swing:

http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowse...

The Spring Lake Bridge was nearby, but crossed the narrow area of water that connected Spring Lake to the Grand River. It was demolished long before I got into bridges which is why its not on HistoricBridges.org.