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Leland Bridge

Photo 

Circa 1907

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BH Photo #444894

Map 

Description 

This bridge was mentioned by Grant Farrand in his notes from 1949. Although he suggested the bridge was collapsed and not rebuilt, historic maps from 1872 show the Leland (Then spelled Leeland) property to be in the vicinity of where this current bridge is marked.

http://colonmuseum.com/grant-farrand-diary-notes/

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over St Joseph River on Road
Location
St. Joseph County, Michigan
Status
No longer exists
History
Built in 1869 by Simon de Graff; reportedly collapsed when an automobile struck it in the 1940's.
Builders
- Simon de Graff of Syracuse, New York (Builder)
- Squire Whipple of Albany, New York (Design)
Design
Bowstring through truss
Also called
Leeland Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.97246, -85.30265   (decimal degrees)
41°58'21" N, 85°18'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/640633/4648112 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84711 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 21, 2019: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 21, 2019: Added by Tony Dillon

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Comments 

Leland Bridge
Posted March 21, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Dana, I made a page for this bridge and upon looking at historic maps I feel as if this is a good proximity of the location. Please add the photo back to this page. Thx!