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Belleville Road Bridge

Photos 

MI-66-1

This bridge was moved in 1995 to Kent County, Michigan where it is now known as the Burroughs Street Bridge.

Photo taken by Jean Manning, October 1992, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #120711

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Replaced/relocated Parker pony truss bridge over Huron River on Belleville Road in Belleville
Location
Belleville, Wayne County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1924; Deck replaced 1943 and 1959; Moved to Kent County, Michigan, 1995.
Builder
- Mt. Vernon Bridge Co. of Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Design
8 panel, two lane, 120' long, single span, riveted Parker camelback pony truss.
"The Belleville Road Bridge is important in local history for its relation to events surrounding the creation of Belleville Lake and the local economic, recreational, residential and agricultural development of the surrounding area. It has been identified as being potentially eligible for the National Register of Historic Places as a late example of a riveted camelback pony truss."
--Georeg R. Schneider, Division of Engineering
Wayne County Department of Public Serivces
for Federal Highway Administration, Michigan DOT and HAER
June 1990
Dimensions
Span length: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Also called
Trunk Road No. 56 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.21167, -83.49250   (decimal degrees)
42°12'42" N, 83°29'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/294256/4676285 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Belleville
Inventory number
BH 37134 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 11, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER MI-66 - Belleville Road Bridge, Spanning Belleville Lake, Belleville, Wayne County, MI
  • Wayne County DPS Roads Division - Belleville Bridge: American Public Works Association 1996 Project of The Year