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Germfask Bridge

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Overview
Concrete curved chord through girder bridge over Manistique River on Ten Curves Road
Location
Schoolcraft County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1923
Builder
- Harry Ericksen (Contractor)
Design
Concrete curved chord through girder
Dimensions
Span length: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 17, 1999
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.24694, -85.92417   (decimal degrees)
46°14'49" N, 85°55'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/582932/5122047 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
809
Inventory numbers
NRHP 99001538 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
MINEW 09711 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 53453 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 90.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 17, 2017: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • September 4, 2012: Added by James Baughn

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Germfask Bridge
Posted September 4, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

This is an unusual name known to cartophiles. Quoting Wikipedia:

The name was derived from the surname initials of the eight founding settlers of 1881: John Grant, Matthew Edge, George Robinson, Thaddeus Mead, Dr. W. W. French, Ezekiel Ackley, Oscar (O.D.) Sheppard, and Hezekiah Knaggs.

Now you know....