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Elmwood Street Bridge

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BH Photo #508076

Description 

This bridge did not last very long as it was too low to the water. While it doesn't seem like it today, Elmwood Street would have been a major road at this time before it was cut into segments by I-94/I-69 and the Bluewater Bridge. It led to a commercial district at Gratiot (another major road).

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Black River on Elmwood Street
Location
Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan
Status
Destroyed by icy floods
History
Built 1898; One span carried away by ice in 1916; demolished ca. 1917.
Builder
- Toledo Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio [also known as Smith Bridge Co.]
Design
Warren pony truss swing span with fixed Warren pony truss approach spans.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.99654, -82.45567   (decimal degrees)
42°59'48" N, 82°27'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/381343/4761459 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94449 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,346)
Built 1898 (329)
Built during 1890s (3,191)
Destroyed by flood (600)
Lost (28,429)
Lost 1917 (50)
Lost during 1910s (650)
Michigan (1,390)
Movable (3,114)
Pony truss (17,008)
Port Huron, Michigan (15)
Smith Bridge Co. (111)
St. Clair County, Michigan (32)
Swing (1,561)
Toledo Bridge Co. (46)
Truss (35,420)
Warren pony truss (3,556)
Warren truss (7,000)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2021: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 22, 2021: Added by Nathan Holth

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