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Magrudder Road Bridge



Pony truss bridge over Bush Creek on Magrudder Road
Midland County, Michigan
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1911; replaced 1999
Pony truss
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 51.8 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.46778, -84.50833   (decimal degrees)
43°28'04" N, 84°30'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/701547/4815778 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Louis
Average daily traffic (as of 1999)
Inventory numbers
MINBI 56307H00012B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
BH 20152 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 74.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 19, 2019: Updated by Mike Kerkau: Accounting for different bridge; replacement may or may not have re-used parts from truss span


  • Mike Kerkau - mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com


Magrudder Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2018, by Luke

I think the 1999 "rehab" date was a replacement

Magrudder Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2018, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)


After seeing this photo, it would not shock me if what I drove over earlier today (my prior post) was an entirely different bridge rather than simply the same bridge with wood railings where the trusses used to be.

Another photo of the same bridge: http://mcfta.pastperfectonline.com/photo/E9CE1EC7-08F8-4135-...

Magrudder Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2018, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

And this one has the same issue as the Alamando Road Bridge (the one where there is still a bridge there). There's still a bridge that crosses here, but it has wooden railings now instead of trusses.