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38th Street-Rabbit River Bridge

Photos 

Rabbit River Bridge

The Holland Evening Sentinel: August 25 1970

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BH Photo #457213

Map 

Description 

Collapsed after excavation for the new bridge weakened the substructure of the old one.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker pony truss bridge over Rabbit River on 38th Street
Location
Allegan County, Michigan
Status
Collapsed while replacement span was under construction
History
Buil in 1909; Replaced 1970
Design
7-panel, riveted Parker pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 90.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.68800, -85.91792   (decimal degrees)
42°41'17" N, 85°55'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/588643/4726736 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86811 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Allegan County, Michigan (27)
Built 1909 (756)
Built during 1900s (7,140)
Collapsed (374)
Lost (24,201)
Lost 1970 (71)
Lost during 1970s (752)
Michigan (1,118)
Owned by county (20,596)
Parker pony truss (377)
Parker truss (1,662)
Pony truss (16,102)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,532)
Truss (32,514)

Update Log 

  • October 2, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 2, 2019: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com