Old Postcard from Stewart Edwin Beitler
BH Photo #540598
That is sad, I never knew Michigan once had one of these. Today, Van Buren County has fewer historic bridges than almost any southern Michigan County.
Thanks, Tony....it happened to catch my attention as I had just been looking at the page for the bridge in Indiana! Wonder if it lasted until 1969 when the NBI says the predecessor to the current Pine Street bridge was built.
You have a good eye Paul, as this was indeed a Warren Cantilever Bedstead pony truss. This was a patented design by the Indiana Bridge Company, and was not a railroad bridge.
I modified the entry as I agree, this was most likely on Pine Street at the South edge of town.
That is a great find, Stewart! It appears to be some sort of deck truss, possibly a bedstead. Ironically, it looks somewhat similar to another rare truss bridge in Indiana that has showed up in the forum lately, https://bridgehunter.com/il/woodford/102309400585/
Despite what the postcard listing claims, this is almost certainly not a railroad bridge, as shown by the decorative lattice railing. It was likely on South Pine Street in the town of Breedsville.
Here is another image: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/575475658611533257/