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Morse Near Bridge

Photos 

MI-117-1

Photo taken by Dietrich Floeter, October 1996, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #121522

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over North Branch Pentwater River on 96th Avenue
Location
Oceana County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Replaced 1998
Builder
- Groton Bridge Co. of Groton, New York
Design
"The Morse Near Bridge is a single span steel, riveted Warren Pony Truss built according to the Michigan State Highway Department standard plans, fabriacted by the Groton Bridge Company of Groton, New York. It is not certain how many examples of this type exist. Despite the deterioration of the structure, the historic integrity of the bridge is intact."

John Kiefer, Nordland & Associates
Ludington, Michigan

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Dimensions
Span length: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Also called
96th Avenue Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.80263, -86.31816   (decimal degrees)
43°48'09" N, 86°19'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/554846/4850177 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 37201 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 15, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER MI-117 - Morse Near Bridge, Spanning North Branch of Pentwater River, Pentwater vicinity, Oceana County, MI