Burroughs Street Bridge
General View Looking Southeast, North Side From West Bank
Photo taken by Howard Wright for the Historic American Engineering Record in 1993 at the bridge's original location in Kent County
View photos at Library of Congress
BH Photo #238498
The Burroughs Street Bridge is one of few remaining multi-span pony truss bridges in Michigan and represents an early example of riveted Warren truss construction. The Groton Bridge Company of New York, an important bridge firm with a large volume of business and extensive territory, designed and built the bridge. Only two other Michigan examples of this firm's work are known to survive. The bridge has been determined to be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places by the Michigan Bureau of History.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Looking Glass River on Portland Riverwalk
- Portland, Ionia County, Michigan
- Open to pedestrians only
- Built 1905 in Kent County by the Groton Bridge Co.; relocated here in 1995
- - Groton Bridge Co. of Groton, New York
- Two-span Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Length of largest span: 57.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.87068, -84.89880 (decimal degrees)
42°52'14" N, 84°53'56" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/671626/4748595 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Portland South
- Inventory number
- BH 53376 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- July 27, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed stuff
- July 27, 2019: New photos from Rick McOmber
- September 2, 2012: Added by James Baughn