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Cottrell Road Bridge

Photos 

MI-110-1

Photo taken by Dietrich Floeter, April 1996, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #120643

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Saginaw Valley Railroad on Cottrell Road in Vassar
Location
Vassar, Tuscola County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1900; Replaced 2001
Design
9 span, all timber structure
"This bridge is one of only six timber structures in Michigan and by far the longest example, having twice the length of the next longest example."

--R.A. Scott and Associates,Inc. for HAER
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 22.0 ft.
Total length: 144.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.36828, -83.60462   (decimal degrees)
43°22'06" N, 83°36'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/288969/4805008 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vassar
Inventory number
BH 37127 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER MI-110 - Cottrell Road Bridge