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Way Road Bridge

Photos 

Deck view

Photo taken by Paul Plassman in March 2018

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BH Photo #509801

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over East Branch St. Joseph River on Way Road (abandoned)
Location
Hillsdale County, Michigan
Status
Closed
History
Built ca. 1920; now abandoned
Design
Steel stringer with jack-arch deck
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 22.0 ft.
Total length: 24.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.85440, -84.51050   (decimal degrees)
41°51'16" N, 84°30'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/706651/4636607 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
MINBI 30318H00011B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
BH 94706 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2021: Added by Paul Plassman

Sources 

  • Paul Plassman

Comments 

Way Road Bridge
Posted October 13, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Mike,

I noticed that too. My guess is that it was closed well before 2012 as I don't seem to remember this road ever being open to through traffic despite traveling through the area somewhat frequently around that time. Either that, or Way Road was technically open but under a low maintenance regimen by the county. There are a lot of those types of roads in the Lost Nation state game area region.

Way Road Bridge
Posted October 12, 2021, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Interesting that apparently it was never specifically marked as "closed", at least not in any of the NBI listings, then it just up and disappears as of the 2012 listing.