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Manistee River Railroad Bridge

Facts 

Overview
Pratt deck truss bridge over Manistee River on Tuscola and Saginaw Bay RR (formerly Grand Rapids & Indiana RR)
Location
Wexford County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Bridge Status: Updated Status as of February 2022: Slated for demolition and replacement by MDOT, as this is a DOT owned railroad line. Bridge remains in design phase, Estimated Construction Date To Begin: 2024
History
Built 1898
Railroads
- Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad (GR&I)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Pratt deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.49719, -85.42575   (decimal degrees)
44°29'50" N, 85°25'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/625155/4928302 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Manton
Inventory number
BH 52231 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,637)
Built 1898 (330)
Built during 1890s (3,217)
Deck truss (1,942)
Doomed (1,068)
Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad (12)
Michigan (1,400)
Open (41,013)
Owned by state (16,591)
Penn Central Railroad (1,544)
Pennsylvania Railroad (1,033)
Pin-connected (4,868)
Pratt deck truss (410)
Pratt truss (10,403)
Railroad (16,518)
Truss (35,939)
Wexford County, Michigan (8)

Update Log 

  • February 25, 2022: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected ownership to state and updated demolition plans.
  • April 25, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks