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Bach Driveway Bridge South

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Bach Driveway Bridge South

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: March 10, 2005

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Private Driveway (Abandoned) Over Columbia Drain
Rural: Huron County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1905 By Builder/Contractor: Toledo-Massillon Bridge Company of Toledo, Ohio Wynkoop and McGormley, Agents

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Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is a unique setting where two private driveway pony truss bridges sit within sight of each other. Click here to view the page and photos for the other bridge. Despite the fact that they serve the same purpose, cross the same drain, and are only a short distance from each other, they are not identical. In general they are the same, but some of the design details are different, and the plaques on them are different. These bridges are the shortest form of a Pratt truss you can get, as two panels. Original lattice guardrails adorn both bridges. The bottom chord on the southern bridge is made up of eye-bars, whereas the northern one is composed of steel channels. Perhaps the northern bridge was built a year before or after, accounting for the differences in the bridge. The deck is gone from the northern bridge. The northern bridge appears to have been built to provide access to the farmlands. The southern bridge retains most of its wooden deck, and it appears to have originally provided access to a house, which is no longer around.


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