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French Landing Bridge

Edison Lake Road Bridge

French Landing Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: Spring 2007, February 9, 2013, and November 16, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Edison Lake Road Over Huron River
Location
French Landing (Near Belleville): Wayne County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1918 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
130 Feet (39.6 Meters)
Structure Length
400 Feet (121.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 10 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

Note: Lengths given are rough estimates.

This highly unusual bridge is one of the very few highway deck truss bridges remaining in Michigan. It serves an old alignment of Huron River Drive. It is now closed to vehicular traffic, but you can still walk on it. The bridge features an eight panel main truss span. Just as noteworthy are the beautiful concrete approach spans, which feature an arch design to them and add greatly to the high level of beauty present in this bridge's intricate design. As a rare example of a deck truss, and one that features unusual concrete approach spans, this is a very rare structure and should be maintained and preserved. The bridge appeared in the 1918 Biennial Report for the Michigan State Highway Department, so a construction date of ca. 1917-1918 is assumed.


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2007 Bridge Photo-Documentation
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