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Newaygo Railroad Bridge

   


Newaygo Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: November 15, 2009 and September 7, 2011
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (CSX) Over Muskegon River
Location
Newaygo: Newaygo County, Michigan
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1902 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1907
Main Span Length
100 Feet (30.5 Meters)
Structure Length
515 Feet (157 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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This bridge is an uncommon example of a deck truss in Michigan. Michigan has relatively few steep grade river valleys that tend to attract this type of bridge design. This bridge is an attractive, and complete example of its type. It includes several plate girder approach spans of varying design.

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