Center Street Bridge
Photo taken from Bangor MI Historical Society
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BH Photo #467709
Mike,you are correct.That's the bridge I was talking about.
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.
I see a wooden pedestrian bridge from this bridge when you pan street view to the right.Can't tell how old it is.
Mike, I have looked quite a bit and have not came up with one
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.
Herald-Palladium: September 10 1975
...Because mistakes are never made in the NBI right Mike?
Melissa for the win once again! Got the clipping for that?
Opened September 1975
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.