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15 Mile Road - Kalamazoo River Bridge

Photos 

15 Mile Road - Kalamazoo River Bridge

Battle Creek Enquirer: December 10 1961

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BH Photo #450007

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Kalamazoo River on 15 Mile Road
Location
Calhoun County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1898; replaced 1961
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.25839, -84.99806   (decimal degrees)
42°15'30" N, 84°59'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/665126/4680405 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85595 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (9,625)
6-panel truss (918)
Built 1898 (345)
Built during 1890s (3,383)
Calhoun County, Michigan (50)
Kalamazoo River (49)
Lost (31,786)
Lost 1961 (126)
Lost during 1960s (1,138)
Michigan (1,536)
One-lane traffic (8,122)
Owned by county (21,997)
Pin-connected (5,423)
Pratt through truss (6,413)
Pratt truss (10,843)
Replaced by new bridge (21,679)
Stone Abutments (277)
Through truss (19,024)
Truss (38,302)

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Coords & added categories "One-lane traffic", "Pin-connected", "6-panel truss", "Stone Abutments"
  • February 11, 2022: New photo from Paul Plassman
  • June 18, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • June 18, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

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

Comments 

15 Mile Road - Kalamazoo River Bridge
Posted February 11, 2022, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

It looks like this crossing was accidentally listed in the database as 15 & 1/2 Mile (where the pin is now) rather than 15 Mile until 2012.

But then, yes, the map was then never updated accordingly - even now, BridgeReports still uses the currently-pinned location.

15 Mile Road - Kalamazoo River Bridge
Posted February 11, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Tony/Melissa, is there a reason the pin location is at Talmadge Creek? The photos appear to be for a Kalamazoo River crossing a mile or so to the northwest.