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Armour Saari Road Bridge

Armour Saari Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 9, 2010 and October, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Armour Saari Road Over Whitefish River
Location
Rural: Alger County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1906 By Builder/Contractor: Joliet Bridge and Iron Company of Joliet, Illinois

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1938
Main Span Length
63 Feet (19 Meters)
Structure Length
65 Feet (20 Meters)
Roadway Width
16 Feet (4.88 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
02304A00003B010

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This is a traditionally composed truss bridge that is a good representative example of a bridge built by the Joliet Bridge and Iron Company, which was fairly prolific in Michigan particularly in the first decade of the 20th Century. An unusual detail however is that all field connections appear to be bolted, making the bridge a very early example of a truss bridge with bolted connections. The reason for the bridge's unusual double-warren truss (with verticals) configuration is likely a result of this bridge's short four panel design, rather than an attempt on the part of the builder to experiment with an unusual design. If the bridge were longer it would likely have been a Pratt truss. The bridge was officially found to be historic in Michigan's Historic Bridge Inventory.

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