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Kent Street Bridge

Photos 

Photo provided by Nels Raynor

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BH Photo #197763

Map 

Description 

Wynkoop & McGormley of Toledo, Ohio were agents for the Toledo Massillon Bridge Company.

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Grand River on Portland Riverwalk Trail
Location
Ionia County, Michigan
Status
Relocated and restored
History
Built in 1907 by Wynkoop & McGormley; relocated to Portland Riverwalk Trail ca. 2002
Builder
- Wynkoop & McGormley of Lansing, Michigan
Design
Pin-connected, 11-panel Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 218.8 ft.
Total length: 223.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.86113, -84.91718   (decimal degrees)
42°51'40" N, 84°55'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/670152/4747497 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Portland South
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
1,222
Inventory numbers
MINBI 34200006000B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
BH 20065 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 98.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2020: New Street View added by Mike Kerkau
  • October 30, 2019: Updated by Mike Kerkau: Relocation year
  • October 29, 2019: New photos from David Case
  • November 21, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 22, 2011: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • August 11, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Changed name and coordinates
  • August 11, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: updated bridge status

Sources 

  • Matt Lohry
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • David Case
  • Mike Kerkau - mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Kent Street Bridge
Posted December 14, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Mike,

That information from Hyde is incorrect. The CR 510 bridge in Marquette County is longer as are some of the continuous and cantilever truss spans.

Kent Street Bridge
Posted December 11, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hyde's 1976 inventory refers to this as the longest single-span truss in Michigan.

Kent Street Bridge
Posted October 30, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The bridge was moved and restored by Bach Steel and I believe the work regarding the historic bridge was completed in 2003-2004. The MDOT Historic Bridge Website has not been updated since at least 2003, they just changed the web address when the whole DOT website was redone, my guess is the link got deleted by mistake. That list isn't representative of current NRHP listing. For example, bridges in storage and bridges in the Historic Bridge Park are on that list, and those have been delisted as I understand. There used to be another website called Michigan Historic Sites Online but I think that website is totally offline now.

Kent Street Bridge
Posted October 30, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

The relocation + restoration for this has to have been in or around 2002, as that's when the replacement for vehicle traffic on Kent Street dates to.

Also - would this bridge actually have been de-listed from the Michigan Historic Bridge Inventory for whatever reason? Because I tried following the link to the MDOT listing through Nathan's site, but that sent me to the full listing. I figure, no problem, URLs change all the time. Well...this bridge isn't anywhere on the listing! Is that an oversight, or would the state have consciously taken this one off the listing?

Grand River Bridge
Posted August 11, 2010, by aj urie (aj [at] urie [dot] us)
Grand River Bridge
Posted August 11, 2010, by aj urie (aj [at] urie [dot] u)