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Chippewa River Bridge



Note: The following information comes from the National Bridge Inventory and has not been verified.
Lost pony truss bridge over Chippewa River on Geneva Road
Midland County, Michigan
Replaced by a new bridge
Built ca. 1930; replaced 2000
Pony truss
Length of largest span: 88.9 ft.
Total length: 124.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.59917, -84.54833   (decimal degrees)
43°35'57" N, 84°32'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/697881/4830275 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pleasant Valley
Average daily traffic (as of 1999)
Inventory numbers
MINBI 56303H00019B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
BH 20146 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 97.9 (out of 100)
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Chippewa River Bridge
Posted August 24, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Portal view: https://mcfta.pastperfectonline.com/photo/B2EC7D9C-33E6-4734...

Side view: https://mcfta.pastperfectonline.com/photo/891BE292-B219-486D...

The photos on these pages are clickable for better viewing. (As with the removed Alamando Road bridge, these are provided by the Midland County Historical Society, and re-published by the Midland Center For the Arts.)

This one looks to have been a rather interesting configuration - it clearly had lattice railings along the trusses themselves, but...are those steel girder pieces past the concrete endposts??