This bridge appears to be a fairly old example of a railroad truss bridge because it has several unusual details. First and foremost, the bottom chord of the bridge is polygonal, with the first panel of bottom chord angled downward. The bottom chord also has corrugation between the eye bars on the first panels. The other unusual detail on the bridge is that the struts (sway bracing) for this bridge are unusually positioned above the top chord and are simple rolled i-beams.
The bridge is supported by wooden crib type piers and is served by a series of wooden approach spans.
The Manistee River flows through two channels in this area. The other channel is nearby but is serviced by a 1947 plate girder built by American Bridge Company. This girder span is clearly newer than the truss bridge. A few photos of this plate girder are included in the photo gallery for this bridge.
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