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South Cass Street Bridge



Photo taken by Andrew Jameson

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Concrete arch bridge over Boardman River on South Cass Street in Traverse City
Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Rehabilitation project slated to begin Spring 2020, to include installation of "MDOT crash-tested railings" and "a decorative balustrade that matches its historic design"
Built 1930
Luten arch
Span length: 67.9 ft.
Total length: 67.9 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 7, 2000
Also called
American Legion Memorial Bridge (official name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.76083, -85.62083   (decimal degrees)
44°45'39" N, 85°37'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/609150/4957307 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Traverse City SE
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 99001650 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
MINBI 284676400074B06 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
MINEW 03076 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 20048 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Arch (11,944)
Built 1930 (1,714)
Built during 1930s (11,563)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,932)
Deck arch (11,187)
Grand Traverse County, Michigan (4)
Have street view (26,491)
Luten arch (93)
Michigan (1,117)
NR-listed (2,921)
Open (39,581)
Owned by city (5,254)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,958)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,182)

Update Log 

  • June 27, 2019: Updated by Mike Kerkau: Future rehabilitation in the works
  • March 23, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • February 24, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King



South Cass Street Bridge
Posted June 27, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge is set for rehabilitation, starting next Spring.


"That funding includes ... $750,000 for the rehabilitation of the Eighth Street Bridge and $850,000 each for rehabbing the South Cass Street Bridge and Park Street bridges. Plans include everything from installing new MDOT crash-tested railings to outfitting the South Cass Street Bridge with a decorative balustrade that matches its historic design."

"Of the four projects, Carpenter said only the Cass Street Bridge is unlikely to be finished in time for the summer 2020 tourism season."