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Huron River Bridge


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Pony plate girder bridge over Huron River on Mccabe Road
Livingston County, Michigan
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1953; closed April 4, 2019
Pony plate girder
Length of largest span: 53.8 ft.
Total length: 55.8 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.48309, -83.74183   (decimal degrees)
42°28'59" N, 83°44'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/274645/4707058 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
MINEW 05861 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 94548 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 38.9 (out of 100)
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Built 1930 (1,780)
Built during 1930s (11,928)
Closed (2,721)
Girder (10,726)
Have street view (27,719)
Livingston County, Michigan (4)
Michigan (1,280)
Owned by county (21,234)
Plate girder (8,348)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,259)
Through girder (4,016)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,406)

Update Log 

  • October 13, 2021: Added by Dave King



Huron River Bridge
Posted October 13, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is a bridge put together here in 1952 from salvaged girders (location/former use unknown) apparently dating to 1930. In 1952 they added a concrete curb. My field visit in 2012 indicated that this had trapped moisture leading to section loss of the girder web. This may have ultimately led to closure. Interestingly however it went from a decent weight limit to closure fairly quickly. In 2012 it still was posted at an 18-36-40 combination weight limit. https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=o...

Huron River Bridge
Posted October 13, 2021, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Closed 2 & 1/2 years ago.

The county has sought funding to replace it (so far unsuccessfully, I'd gather): https://www.livingstondaily.com/story/news/local/community/g...