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Sturgis Road Bridge

   


Sturgis Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Randy Mulder

Bridge Documented: September 18, 2011
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Sturgis Road Over Thunder Bay River
Location
Rural: Montmorency County, Michigan
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Groton Bridge Company of Groton, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge and the road it serves have been converted into a non-motorized trail system. The bridge has had its original deck removed and an extremely narrow wooden deck was installed to allow non-motorized traffic to cross it. The plaque has been nearly completely broken on. The plaque was mounted to the top of the top chord, an uncommon way to mount a pony truss plaque. Enough of the plaque remains to show a "G." Based on this "G." the manner in which the plaque is mounted to the top chord, and the shape of what remains of the plaque strongly indicate that this bridge was built by the Groton Bridge Company of Groton, New York. The bridge likely dates from 1900-1915.

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