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Half Road Bridge


Photo taken by Janis Ford March 2008


BH Photo #216561


Pony truss bridge over North Macon Creek on Half Road
Monroe County, Michigan
Removed To Be Dismantled and Stored For Future Restoration
Built 1910
Pin-connected, 3-panel half-hip Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 36.7 ft.
Total length: 41.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.06071, -83.70500   (decimal degrees)
42°03'39" N, 83°42'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/276182/4660057 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
MINBI 58311H00034B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
BH 20159 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 14, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Removed To Be Dismantled and Stored For Future Restoration



Half Road Bridge
Posted May 14, 2011, by John Berry (jberry3479 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I really enjoyed being out there with you guys Wednesday!! Anytime you guys need some help let me know.

Half Road Bridge
Posted May 14, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

We at HistoricBridges.org together with Bach Ornamental and Structural Steel have collaborated to make the removal, dismantling, and storage of five of Monroe County's truss bridges possible. These bridges, many of which were at risk for collapse, will be placed into storage, and new owners and locations for the bridges will be sought so that the bridges might be restored. Bach Ornamental has a rich portfolio of historic bridge restoration work that is among the highest quality in the country. As for HistoricBridges.org, these bridges mark the first hands-on preservation work that we have been directly involved with, and we are proud to broaden our experience portfolio by working with Bach Ornamental to rescue these bridges from certain demise. In addition to contributing on-site labor and photography, HistoricBridges.org worked to arrange the project with the road commission and work out the needed paperwork, as well as conducting weight calculations for the trusses. Most of this was done with the direction of Luke Gordon, our construction consultant. HistoricBridges.org has made videoqraphy and photography an essential part of this project since our goal is to raise awareness of historic bridges and feasibility of preservation.

Photos of Monroe County's bridges prior to the project are on HistoricBridges.org and I will eventually be adding photos and video from the project as well.