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Dolph Bridge

   


Dolph Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 12, 2009
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Dolph Road Over Muskegon River
Location
Rural: Missaukee County, Michigan
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1908 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1963
Main Span Length
72.8 Feet (22.2 Meters)
Structure Length
74.8 Feet (22.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
13 Feet (4 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
57308H00030B010

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This five panel pony truss bridge is located in a scenic and very rural location. The bridge is seated on caissons. Truss bridges are extremely few in number in northern lower Michigan, and as such this traditional pony truss which retains excellent historic integrity and remains open to traffic should be selected for preservation. Given its extremely rural location, restoration for continued light vehicular use might be a good way to go. Alternatively, it could be bypassed or relocated and preserved for pedestrian use. Either way, the preservation of the remaining metal truss bridges in this part of the state is essential.

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