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Burt Road Bridge

Photos 

MI-50-1

Photo taken by Dietrich Floeter, April 1990, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #121005

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over West Branch St.Joseph of Maumee on Burt Road in Hillsdale
Location
Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1897; Replaced 1992
Builder
- Ohio Bridge Co. of Toledo
Design
Single span, steel, riveted Pratt pony truss.

"The Burt Road Bridge is the only known surviving example of a Michigan bridge built by the Ohio Bridge Company of Toledo, Ohio. This firm was one of many short lived bridge companies that operated in the Midwest in the late nineteenth century.

"This documentation was undertaken in April 1991 in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement by the Michigan Department of Transportation as a mitigative measure prior to the replacement of the bridge."

Stanley L. Clingerman, Engineer
Hillsdale County Road Commission
Hillsdale, Michigan

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Dimensions
Span length: 38.0 ft.
Total length: 38.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.76662, -84.65639   (decimal degrees)
41°45'60" N, 84°39'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/694806/4626519 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Reading
Inventory number
BH 37164 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER MI-50 - Burt Road Bridge, Spanning east fork of west branch of St. Joseph of Maumee River, Hillsdale vicinity, Hillsdale County, MI