This bridge is historically and technologically significant as an early (the bridge stylistically dates to roughly between 1910-1925) example of a truss bridge that uses bolts instead of rivets for all connections, and it is one of the only examples of a historic truss bridge with bolted connections in the entire state of Michigan, along with the other two truss bridges in Mason County. It is unclear why Mason County has three truss bridges with bolted connections while elsewhere in the state this design is nearly unheard of. This bridge retains fair historic integrity overall, although there are some welded repairs and some of the bolts appear to have been replaced with modern bolts. The bridge is in a condition where rehabilitation and preservation should be feasible. Perhaps the most easily visible area of concern is some areas of 100% section loss on the top chord cover plate. However, replacement or repair of these elements would be routine preservation work here in Michigan.
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