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Croswell Wagon Bridge


Croswell Wagon Bridge

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Photo from old postcard


BH Photo #504021


Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Black River on Peck Road
Croswell, Sanilac County, Michigan
Replaced by a new bridge
7-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.26435, -82.62366   (decimal degrees)
43°15'52" N, 82°37'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/368225/4791451 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94047 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Beam (16,884)
Croswell, Michigan (2)
Lost (28,474)
Lost 1948 (66)
Lost during 1940s (490)
Michigan (1,390)
Owned by township (3,286)
Pratt through truss (6,056)
Pratt truss (10,297)
Replaced by new bridge (19,365)
Sanilac County, Michigan (11)
Through truss (16,781)
Truss (35,457)

Update Log 

  • August 23, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • August 23, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs



Croswell Wagon Bridge
Posted October 26, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I can confirm that the previous bridge at this location was indeed a seven panel Pratt truss. It is shown on the plans for the steel stringer bridge (which is itself slated for demolition and replacement probably next spring)

Croswell Wagon Bridge
Posted August 24, 2021, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

No, but it mentioned Croswell-Lexington and the bend in the river leads me to believe its Peck Road.

Croswell Wagon Bridge
Posted August 23, 2021, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Did this come from a source that identified it as Peck Road?

Only because, Sanborn Street just to the north shows a through truss that would presumably still have been there until 1974. (On HA, 1959 has the best identifying image of the truss.)