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Croswell Suspension Bridge


Croswell Suspension

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt July 2007

BH Photo #276760


Street View 


Wire suspension bridge over Black River on Pedestrian Path
Croswell, Sanilac County, Michigan
Open to pedestrians only
Wire/cable suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.27549, -82.62284   (decimal degrees)
43°16'32" N, 82°37'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/368316/4792686 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 60044 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 4, 2017: New Street View added by Dave King
  • October 18, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • March 2, 2014: Added by Jack Schmidt


  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com


Croswell Suspension Bridge
Posted December 22, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The bridge in your photo has simple wooden posts for holding the railing. The only early photo I have for the Croswell Bridge appears to show triangular shaped posts for the railing which suggests a different bridge. My guess is its a different bridge, it seems like this bridge might also be lower to the river and shorter than Croswell but its hard to get a sense of scale.


Croswell Suspension Bridge
Posted December 21, 2020, by Jean Burns (burnzee [at] teksavvy [dot] com)

Hello. I am trying to find out more about this bridge that my grandmother is standing on. Could it be Crosswell Suspension Bridge? My grandmother (Clara Marie Davidson) was born in Arkona, Ontario, Canada. She was raised from age 6-14 in St Louis Michigan. I believe she would be about 25 years old in this pic. Possibly her honeymoon. Her husband Hanson Holbrook had many extended family Holbrook relatives in the Croswell, Michigan area as well. Could this be the Croswell Suspension Bridge in about 1920?? I have wondered where this picture was taken for years. I know the bridge was built in 1905 and had planks set on it for a footpath originally. If you can help me out, great.

Thank you. Jean Burns