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Center Street Bridge

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Center Street Bridge

Photo taken from Bangor MI Historical Society

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #467709

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Mill Pond on Center Street
Location
Bangor, Van Buren County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.31639, -86.10897   (decimal degrees)
42°18'59" N, 86°06'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/573426/4685290 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88530 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bangor, Michigan (4)
Lost (25,027)
Lost 1975 (84)
Lost during 1970s (794)
Michigan (1,146)
Replaced by new bridge (16,816)
Through truss (15,201)
Truss (32,994)
Van Buren County, Michigan (12)

Update Log 

  • March 14, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Center Street Bridge
Posted March 17, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Mike,you are correct.That's the bridge I was talking about.

Center Street Bridge
Posted March 17, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

George,

You mean just to the right of where the pin is on the map? Might not be that old, actually. The aerials in this area aren't the greatest for trying to detect it, but the earliest one that clearly shows that even that spot exists (as it does today, anyway) is 2005.

Center Street Bridge
Posted March 16, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I see a wooden pedestrian bridge from this bridge when you pan street view to the right.Can't tell how old it is.

Center Street Bridge
Posted March 16, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Mike, I have looked quite a bit and have not came up with one

Center Street Bridge
Posted March 16, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

In this case the NBI date seemed plausible given also that two people commented on the photo on Facebook remembering crossing this - even given memories being fuzzy, I doubt the replacement date could be pushed back very far before it's older than people could remember. Toss in what Melissa dug up, and - bingo.

Melissa - good find on the replacement opening, any chance a clipping on this bridge is out there? Who knows, maybe we might get more info out of it.

Center Street Bridge
Posted March 16, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Herald-Palladium: September 10 1975

Center Street Bridge
Posted March 15, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

...Because mistakes are never made in the NBI right Mike?

Center Street Bridge
Posted March 15, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Melissa for the win once again! Got the clipping for that?

Center Street Bridge
Posted March 15, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Opened September 1975

Center Street Bridge
Posted March 14, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

One of the commenters on that photo says he used to cross that twice a week making deliveries in the 70s - if true, that would mean this is what was replaced when the current bridge at this location was built. That, in turn, means he only made those crossings in the early 70s, as (per NBI) the time of replacement was 1974.