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Coloma Curved-Chord Girder Bridge

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Coloma Curved Chord Girder Bridge

The Herald-Press: January 24 1922

BH Photo #458523

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Concrete Curved-chord through girder bridge over Paw Paw River on Paw Paw Street
Location
Coloma, Berrien County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1922
Builder
- W. Marshall & Sons
Design
Concrete curved chord through girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Skew angle
40 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.19302, -86.30252   (decimal degrees)
42°11'35" N, 86°18'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/557589/4671443 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86998 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 18, 2019: Added by Tony Dillon

Related Bridges 

Sources 

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

Comments 

Coloma Curved-Chord Girder Bridge
Posted October 20, 2019, by Matt Lohry

And not just any school busóbut a 1959 GMC 😎

Coloma Curved-Chord Girder Bridge
Posted October 19, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Nathan, I'm glad you enjoyed it. It looks Huge next to the school bus !

Coloma Curved-Chord Girder Bridge
Posted October 18, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Wow interesting find, I was not aware of this concrete Camelback! A rare 2 span with sidewalk too.

Coloma Curved-Chord Girder Bridge
Posted October 18, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

This will give Nathan fits.