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Hemlock Road Bridge



Photo taken by Dietrich Floeter, June 1995, for HAER

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BH Photo #121567


Lost Parker pony truss bridge over North Branch Bad River on Hemlock Road near Brant
Brant, Saginaw County, Michigan
Replaced by new bridge
Built ca. 1920; Replaced 1998
"The Hemlock Road Bridge is a single span steel pony truss bridge with rigid structural members and riveted joints.

"Design of the bridge and administration of the bridge construction contract for the Michigan State Highway Department did the bridge. The fabrictor and contractors for the bridge is unknown.

"A representative example of a riveted Parker pony truss bridge. This bridge is one of 60 still in place, and the only known Parker truss bridge in Saginawq County.

"The bridge was recorded by Joseph G. Periard of the Saginaw Road Commission, 3020 Sheridan Avenue, Saginaw, Michigan 48605."

Span length: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.29667, -84.22917   (decimal degrees)
43°17'48" N, 84°13'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/724761/4797488 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Charles
Inventory number
BH 37203 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 16, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER MI-126 - Hemlock Road Bridge, Spanning north branch of Bad River, Brant vicinity, Saginaw County, MI


Hemlock Road Bridge
Posted January 23, 2015, by Luke
Hemlock Road Bridge
Posted January 23, 2015, by Mollie (mollie [dot] gingras98 [at] gmail,com)

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