East Cass Street Bridge
Only bridge in Albion that withstood the flood of 1908.
- Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Kalamazoo River on E. Cass Street in Albion
- Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan
- Replaced by new bridge
- Built 1896; opened December 15, 1896; Alterations 1954; Replaced 1996
- - Keepers & Thacher of Detroit, Michigan
- Robert Dunn & Co. of Detroit, Michigan
- "The East Cass Street Bridge is a rare example of a stone arch highway bridge, a type seldom used in Michigan because of the availability of cheap timber. The structure is also uncommon because it has three spans. The East Cass Street Bridge is the only bridge to survive the disastrous flood of 1908 which resulted from the destruction of the dams upstream at Homer, Michigan.
"This documentation was undertakend in April, 1993, in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement by the Michigan Department of Transportation as a mitigative measure prior to the replacement of the bridge"
--Henry M. Stuart, Project Engineer
Wrightman and Associates, Inc., St. Joseph, Michigan
Span length: 143.8 ft.
Total length: 143.8 ft.
Deck width: 29.2 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.24528, -84.75194 (decimal degrees)
42°14'43" N, 84°45'07" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/685466/4679456 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Southwest Albion
- Inventory number
- BH 37145 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- September 12, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added link with more info
- August 11, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning