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Macomb Street Bridge (ca.1868)

Photo 

1887 photo

Courtesy of Monroe In History

BH Photo #444858

Description 

This photo from 1887 shows damage from ice, not sure if the spans were repaired or replaced.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over River Raisin on Macomb Street
Location
Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1868 by Simon de Graff
Builders
- Simon de Graff of Syracuse, New York (Builder)
- Squire Whipple of Albany, New York (Designer)
Design
(2)9-panel, Bowstring through trusses-Wrought & Cast Iron
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.91643, -83.39409   (decimal degrees)
41°54'59" N, 83°23'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/301461/4643269 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84703 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 11, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "Whipple Cast+Wrought Iron Arch/Bowstring", "Wrought Iron", "Cast iron", "Pin-connected", "9-panel truss", "River Raisin"
  • November 10, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Tweaked name for chronology purposes
  • March 20, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

Related Bridges 

Sources 

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

Comments 

Macomb Street Bridge
Posted March 21, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thanks Dana! It looks as though Mr. de Graff was very active in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan in the late 1860's!

Macomb Street Bridge
Posted March 20, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

Nice find Tony!