This is a rare example of a railroad pony truss bridge in Michigan. It is believed that the bridge dates to the late 1800s perhaps the late 1880s or the 1890s. If so, the bridge is one of the oldest rivet-connected truss bridges in Michigan. In 1918, the stone abutments were repaired extensively with concrete, as a 1918 casting in the concrete confirms.
The bridge trusses retain excellent historic integrity with only one minor bolted bottom chord repair noted as an alteration.
Above: Undated historical photo showing bridge construction.
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