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Waltz Road Bridge


File:Waltz Road-Huron River Bridge New Boston MI

Photo taken by Andrew Jameson

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #275902


Street View 


Two-span pony truss bridge over Huron River on Waltz Road
Wayne County, Michigan
Future prospects
Currently undergoing replacement; construction began in October 2018
Built 1924 by the Mount Vernon Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1961; closed June 1, 2017; currently undergoing replacement
- Mt. Vernon Bridge Co. of Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Parker pony truss
Length of largest span: 99.7 ft.
Total length: 207.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 10, 2000
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.16108, -83.40275   (decimal degrees)
42°09'40" N, 83°24'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/301506/4670455 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1995)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 00000081 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
MINBI 82200137000B020 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
MINEW 12139 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 20295 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built 1924 (766)
Built during 1920s (10,138)
Closed (2,732)
Doomed (1,055)
Have street view (27,990)
Michigan (1,318)
Mt. Vernon Bridge Co. (71)
NR-listed (3,005)
Owned by county (21,380)
Parker pony truss (390)
Parker truss (1,757)
Pony truss (16,796)
Skewed (4,973)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,567)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,387)
Truss (34,656)
Wayne County, Michigan (89)

Update Log 

  • November 7, 2016: New photos from Rick McOmber
  • February 24, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • November 22, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.



Waltz Road Bridge
Posted December 27, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Michigan is losing 2 standard plan ponies: both Waltz Road and Lilley Road Bridges to demolition, but thanks to MDOT, Cass County Road Commission, and Bach Steel's restoration work, the former M-86 Bridge has been saved. https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=m...

Waltz Road Bridge
Posted December 25, 2018, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Took a bit longer than expected, but, replacement is underway: https://huronhub.com/2018/10/08/waltz-road-bridge-constructi...

Waltz Road Bridge
Posted April 28, 2018, by Mike (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but...

This bridge appears to be on its way out: https://huronhub.com/2017/08/23/waltz-road-bridge-to-be-repl...