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Bridgeport Bridge


Photo provided by Nels Raynor

BH Photo #197759

Street View 


Pratt through truss bridge over Cass River on State Street
Bridgeport, Saginaw County, Michigan
Open to pedestrians
Built in 1906; closed to vehicular traffic in 1972 and converted for pedestrian use soon after; restored in 2010
- Joliet Bridge & Iron Co. of Joliet, Illinois
Pinned Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 126.0 ft.
Total length: 252.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 29, 1995
Also called
State Street Bridge
Fort Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.35806, -83.88256   (decimal degrees)
43°21'29" N, 83°52'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/266410/4804614 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 95001391 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 48673 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2018: Updated by Mike Kerkau: Added NRHP info
  • August 15, 2018: New photos from Jason Smith
  • May 13, 2018: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • October 10, 2014: New photo from Janis Ford
  • November 22, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 22, 2011: Added by Tony Dillon


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Janis Ford
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Mike Kerkau - mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com
  • NRHP Nomination Form


Bridgeport Bridge
Posted September 1, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

We need a lot more of that for sure!

Bridgeport Bridge
Posted September 1, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Was working in and around Clio today. On my way back home up 75, saw this:


You can't say Bridgeport doesn't know what they have, eh?

Bridgeport Bridge
Posted January 6, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have added the NRHP nomination form to the links for this bridge.

In addition to fleshing out the timeline for this location in more detail, it also sheds additional light on how prolific Joliet were in Michigan - including identifying a few bridges that, up until now, haven't had a known builder listed.