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Constantine Area Mystery Bridge

Photo 

Pre 1923 photo

BH Photo #444790

Map 

Description 

This photo was labeled as Constantine, but there appears to have only been one bridge in the town. It was a 3-span pony truss structure that apparently replaced a de Graff built bowstring span. This one could have been on Withers Road (The next closest crossing) a couple miles to the Northeast. The current bridge at that site was built in 1979 and may have replaced a truss bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over St Joseph River
Location
St. Joseph County, Michigan
Status
No longer exists
Design
(2)6-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.84659, -85.66774   (decimal degrees)
41°50'48" N, 85°40'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/610600/4633601 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84697 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Lost (22,256)
Michigan (1,043)
Pratt through truss (5,006)
Pratt truss (8,741)
St. Joseph County, Michigan (30)
Through truss (14,039)
Truss (31,227)

Update Log 

  • March 19, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

Sources 

Comments 

Constantine Area Mystery Bridge
Posted March 21, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I am not familiar with this bridge off the top of my head, but the next bridge northeast beyond Withers Road is (I believe) a historical route, as it would have connected Constantine to Three Rivers before US-131, and is called "Constantine Road" thus there is a possibility that is why the photo is labeled such.