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Bridgeport Railroad Bridge

Bridgeport Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: Spring 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (CSX) Over Cass River
Location
Bridgeport: Saginaw County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Metal 6 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Wood Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1909 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
130 Feet (39.62 Meters)
Structure Length
530 Feet (161.54 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

Located next to the State Street Bridge, this is a rare scene in Michigan: two truss bridges within sight of each other.

This railroad bridge is a warren through truss bridge with riveted connections. V-lacing is present on several areas of the bridge. It has a long series of wooden approach spans at the southern end. The bridge is rusted, but black paint is still on parts, which is typical of a railroad bridge. Also typical of railroad bridges, the bridge appears to have been built to last. Everything on it is massive, especially the i-beams below the bridge. This bridge is not going anywhere no matter how much rust it has.

The abutments on this bridge have 1908 stamped on them, and the bridge portal bracing shows a  1909 date, which makes sense, since the abutments would  have been built first.

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