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Bridgeport Bridge

Photos 

Photo provided by Nels Raynor

BH Photo #197759

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Cass River on State Street
Location
Bridgeport, Saginaw County, Michigan
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built in 1906; closed to vehicular traffic in 1972 and converted for pedestrian use soon after; restored in 2010
Builder
- Joliet Bridge & Iron Co. of Joliet, Illinois
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 126.0 ft.
Total length: 252.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 29, 1995
Also called
State Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.35806, -83.88256   (decimal degrees)
43°21'29" N, 83°52'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/266410/4804614 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bridgeport
Inventory numbers
NRHP 95001391 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 48673 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2018: Updated by Mike Kerkau: Added NRHP info
  • August 15, 2018: New photos from Jason Smith
  • May 13, 2018: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • October 10, 2014: New photo from Janis Ford
  • November 22, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 22, 2011: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Janis Ford
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Mike Kerkau - mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com
  • NRHP Nomination Form

Comments 

Bridgeport Bridge
Posted January 6, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have added the NRHP nomination form to the links for this bridge.

In addition to fleshing out the timeline for this location in more detail, it also sheds additional light on how prolific Joliet were in Michigan - including identifying a few bridges that, up until now, haven't had a known builder listed.