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Raisin River Bridge

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Raisin River Bridge

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #495242

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Raisin River on N Evans Street
Location
Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Design
11-panel, pinned Parker through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 240.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.01400, -83.94175   (decimal degrees)
42°00'50" N, 83°56'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/256413/4655518 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92660 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 1, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 23, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • August 22, 2021: New Street View added by Paul Plassman
  • April 11, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Paul Plassman
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Raisin River Bridge
Posted August 23, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

It probably was about 220 feet. Looks like a copy of the Kent Street Bridge and the Turner Road Bridge to me and like those bridges likely dated to the early 20th century. Wynkoop and McGormley as I understand were agents of the Toledo-Massillon Bridge Company.

Raisin River Bridge
Posted August 23, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The plaque is definitely a Massillon style plaque that was used beginning in the 1890's

It was definitely a good sized bridge being composed of 11 panels. It is common to see modern replacement spans built somewhat longer than the older ones.

Raisin River Bridge
Posted August 23, 2021, by Paul Plassman

That must have been one giant of a span. The 1958 bridge there now is 270 feet long according to the NBI, so I would assume the old bridge was similar in size. Likely it was the longest single span truss ever built in Lenawee County.

Raisin River Bridge
Posted August 23, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Looks like a possible product of Wynkoop and McGormley of Toledo, Ohio