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Powers Highway Bridge

Photos 

Looking north

Photo taken by John Berry in April 2011

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BH Photo #198115

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Battle Creek on Powers Highway
Location
Eaton County, Michigan
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1910
Design
Double-intersection Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 24.9 ft.
Total length: 27.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 7, 2000
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.45438, -84.80653   (decimal degrees)
42°27'16" N, 84°48'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/680363/4702558 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Duck Lake
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
28
Inventory numbers
NRHP 99001653 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
MINBI 23303H00006B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
BH 20026 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Sources 

Comments 

Powers Highway Bridge
Posted November 18, 2017, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Join us....

Powers Highway Bridge
Posted January 17, 2013, by Cam (cameronchadwickrogers1181995 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

He lied to me then. Good to see it still standing.

Powers Highway Bridge
Posted January 16, 2013, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I made a field visit to this bridge today and I did not see any evidence of the damage mentioned below. There are a couple sections of wooden planks missing, but those have been missing for many years. I attach a photo of the bridge as of January 16, 2013.

Powers Highway Bridge
Posted January 15, 2013, by Cam (cameronchadwickrogers1181995 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

According to my uncle who lives out there, the bridge is gone as of Jan 5th 2013 after a random collapse due to snow. He went out there and the bridge wood was gone, but the metal is all still standing.

Powers Highway Bridge
Posted April 26, 2011, by John Berry (jberry3479 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Not the greatest. These were taken with a Blackberry but I will be returning soon with a regular camera.

Im actually working with a few people to see about a private funded restoration of this bridge, but saving Goodwin Road bridge in Ionia county has become a priority for me.

Powers Highway Bridge
Posted April 26, 2011, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Always. ;-)

Powers Highway Bridge
Posted April 26, 2011, by John Berry (jberry3479 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have pictures if you want them