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Stringham Road Bridge

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Stringham Road Bridge

Battle Creek Enquirer: October 11 1967

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BH Photo #457220

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Description 

You know you're flying when you hit the bridge so hard it knocks both ends off!

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Kalamazoo River on Stringham Road
Location
Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan
Status
Destroyed by collision
History
Built in 1904; collapsed October 10, 1967 due to an auto collision and was never replaced.
Design
10-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 152.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.34324, -85.24237   (decimal degrees)
42°20'36" N, 85°14'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/644779/4689383 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86813 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 3, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 3, 2019: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

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