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Barnes Road Bridge


Photo taken by Nathan Holth in May 2006


BH Photo #489984


Deck truss bridge over Peters Drain on Barnes Road
Lapeer County, Michigan
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1968
Deck truss
Length of largest span: 29.9 ft.
Total length: 30.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.26972, -83.05444   (decimal degrees)
43°16'11" N, 83°03'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/333277/4792816 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
MINBI 44305B00003B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
BH 20099 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Built 1968 (154)
Built during 1960s (2,193)
Deck truss (2,049)
Lapeer County, Michigan (12)
Lost (31,792)
Michigan (1,540)
One-lane traffic (8,122)
Owned by county (21,997)
Replaced by new bridge (21,683)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,481)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,691)
Truss (38,307)
Wooden deck (6,261)

Update Log 

  • February 3, 2021: New photos from Nathan Holth


Barnes Road Bridge
Posted February 3, 2021, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

So, it essentially would have been a "Frankenbridge" in that regard.

Barnes Road Bridge
Posted February 3, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Stumbled on this page and saw the question about the bridge. I don't think this bridge was anything special, I looked at it many years ago before it was replaced. It looked like it was made from salvaged materials and the "trusses" if you can call them that were of welded construction and didn't look like bridge trusses.

Barnes Road Bridge
Posted April 20, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

This spot now shows a culvert there on satellite, and this wouldn't be the only instance of a crossing being replaced in this county where the replacement doesn't get listed (due to being too small), so my guess is it's gone.

That said - a deck truss being newly built in 1968?