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Broadway Street Bridge (Pre 1908)

Photo 

Circa 1905

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BH Photo #435545

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over St Joseph River on Broadway Street in Union City.
Location
Union City, Branch County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Lost 3 months after March 1908flood
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio (likely fabricator)
Design
Bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.06583, -85.13418   (decimal degrees)
42°03'57" N, 85°08'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/654366/4658769 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83016 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: added likely builder
  • August 30, 2020: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Updated history
  • March 22, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed from pony to through truss.
  • October 1, 2018: Added by Dana and Kay Klein

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Comments 

Broadway Street Bridge (Pre 1908)
Posted September 9, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Wrought Iron Bridge Company did not build bowstrings in 1890. If the bridge was erected here in 1890 it would have been a reused span.

Broadway Street Bridge (Pre 1908)
Posted September 9, 2021, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Also,

When I went to put in a build date, I saw it said around the 1870s. The link I just added has it at around 1890 - does the 1870s date also have a source or was that a guess?

Broadway Street Bridge (Pre 1908)
Posted September 9, 2021, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

In attempting to find whether the three bridges listed for this location could be directly linked in order, I found an extensive photo collection to that effect.

In other words, Yes - and then some.