Michigan Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed Michigan bridges: 910
  • Bridges with photos: 473 (52.0%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 317 (34.8%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 885 (97.3%)

  • Total photos: 3,191

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 585 (64.3% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 283 (48.4% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 285 (48.7% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 567 (96.9% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 295 (32.4% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 166 (56.3% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 291 (98.6% of lost)

Oldest Listed Bridges

  1. Ackley Covered Bridge 22-82-01 (Wayne County, built 1832, open to traffic)
  2. Military Street Bridge (Older) (St. Clair County, built 1857, replaced by new bridge)
  3. Washington Street Bridge (Older) (Shiawassee County, built 1859, replaced by new bridge)
  4. Mottville Covered Bridge (St. Joseph County, built 1867, replaced by new bridge)
  5. White's Covered Bridge 22-34-01x (Ionia County, built 1867, destroyed by fire)
  6. ADBF - South Branch Raisin River Stone Arch (Lenawee County, built 1867, open to traffic)
  7. Ada Covered Bridge (Replica) (Kent County, built 1867/1980, open to pedestrians)
  8. Farrand Bridge (Old) (St. Joseph County, built 1868, replaced by new bridge)
  9. Bridge Street Bridge (Older) (Eaton County, built 1870, unknown status)
  10. Upper Bridge (Midland County, built 1871, destroyed by flood)

Oldest Listed Extant Bridges

  1. Ackley Covered Bridge 22-82-01 (Wayne County, built 1832, open to traffic)
  2. ADBF - South Branch Raisin River Stone Arch (Lenawee County, built 1867, open to traffic)
  3. Ada Covered Bridge (Replica) (Kent County, built 1867/1980, open to pedestrians)
  4. Bridge Street Bridge (Older) (Eaton County, built 1870, unknown status)
  5. NYC - Hudson Arch Bridge (Lenawee County, built 1871, closed to all traffic)
  6. Fallasburg Covered Bridge 22-41-02 (Kent County, built 1871, open to traffic)
  7. Townline Brook Bridge (Eaton County, built 1875, open to traffic)
  8. Oakwood Avenue (Shiawassee County, built 1876, open to pedestrians)
  9. Foster Bridge (Washtenaw County, built 1876, open to traffic)
  10. New Richmond Bridge (Allegan County, built 1879, open to pedestrians)

By Design

  • Arch: 169 (18.6%)
    • Deck arch: 152 (16.7%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 54 (5.9%)
      • Luten arch: 2 (0.2%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 6 (0.7%)
      • Ribbed closed-spandrel arch: 1 (0.1%)
      • Steel arch: 5 (0.5%)
      • Stone arch: 18 (2.0%)
      • Timber arch: 1 (0.1%)
    • Pony arch: 3 (0.3%)
      • Concrete pony arch: 3 (0.3%)
    • Through arch: 13 (1.4%)
      • Concrete through arch: 4 (0.4%)
      • Steel through arch: 4 (0.4%)
      • Timber through arch: 3 (0.3%)

  • Beam: 124 (13.6%)
    • Stringer: 91 (10.0%)
      • Concrete stringer: 2 (0.2%)
      • Steel stringer: 45 (4.9%)
      • Timber stringer: 32 (3.5%)
    • Concrete tee beam: 19 (2.1%)

  • Culvert: 5 (0.5%)
    • Concrete culvert: 1 (0.1%)
    • Stone culvert: 1 (0.1%)

  • Ferry: 8 (0.9%)

  • Rigid frame: 11 (1.2%)
    • Concrete rigid frame: 10 (1.1%)
    • Steel rigid frame: 1 (0.1%)

  • Girder: 135 (14.8%)
    • Deck girder: 66 (7.3%)
      • Concrete deck girder: 4 (0.4%)
      • Deck plate girder: 50 (5.5%)
    • Pony/through girder: 65 (7.1%)
      • Concrete pony/through girder: 14 (1.5%)
      • Concrete curved chord through girder: 25 (2.7%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 26 (2.9%)

  • Other: 17 (1.9%)

  • Slab: 8 (0.9%)

  • Suspension: 6 (0.7%)
    • Wire suspension: 6 (0.7%)

  • Truss: 411 (45.2%)
    • Bedstead pony truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Bedstead Pratt pony truss: 2 (0.2%)
    • Deck truss: 29 (3.2%)
      • Deck arch-truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Double-intersection Warren deck truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Howe deck truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Pratt deck truss: 7 (0.8%)
      • Warren deck truss: 9 (1.0%)
        • Warren deck truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.1%)
        • Warren deck truss with sub-panels: 1 (0.1%)
        • Warren deck truss with all verticals: 2 (0.2%)
    • Modern truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Modern pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
        • Modern Pratt pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
    • Pony truss: 185 (20.3%)
      • Bowstring pony truss: 4 (0.4%)
      • Double-intersection Warren pony truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Parker pony truss: 11 (1.2%)
      • Pratt pony truss: 22 (2.4%)
      • Half-hip Pratt pony truss: 16 (1.8%)
      • Queenpost pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Warren pony truss: 20 (2.2%)
        • Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 5 (0.5%)
        • Warren pony truss with all verticals: 2 (0.2%)
    • Through truss: 184 (20.2%)
      • Baltimore through truss: 7 (0.8%)
      • Bowstring through truss: 7 (0.8%)
      • Brown through truss: 4 (0.4%)
      • Burr arch-truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Camelback through truss: 3 (0.3%)
      • Double-intersection Warren through truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Howe through truss: 4 (0.4%)
      • Lattice through truss: 4 (0.4%)
        • Quadrangular lattice through truss: 2 (0.2%)
        • Town lattice truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Multiple Kingpost through truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Parker through truss: 4 (0.4%)
      • Pennsylvania through truss: 5 (0.5%)
      • Post through truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Pratt through truss: 88 (9.7%)
      • Thacher through truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Warren through truss: 19 (2.1%)
        • Warren through truss with sub-panels: 2 (0.2%)
        • Warren through truss with all verticals: 9 (1.0%)
      • Whipple through truss: 5 (0.5%)

  • Tunnel: 4 (0.4%)

  • Unknown: 12 (1.3%)