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Fox Road Bridge

Fox Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Luke Gordon

Bridge Documented: June 18, 2006 and November 22, 2006

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Fox Road Over Elk Creek
Location
Rural: Sanilac County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

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

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Bridge Documentation

Although Sanilac County has no more truss bridges remaining on its public roads, there are two that are either privately owned or are abandoned completely. The Cash Road Bridge is the private bridge, and this is the abandoned bridge. A small, yet significant structure, this bridge is essentially a queenpost design, which is highly unusual. An additional member that runs from half-way up the end post to the bottom chord deviates this bridge from the standard queenpost design. Despite the fact that it uses a truss design commonly found in the earlier truss years such as the 1880s, this bridge appears to have been built between 1900 and 1910. based on the presence of concrete abutments and riveted connections on the bridge. The bridge originally had a wooden deck, which is gone now, except for one board at the north end of the bridge. Vertical members on the bridge are a pair of angles with v-lacing. Diagonal members on the bridge are a pair of angles with battens. Original pipe railings remain on the bridge. Despite the loss of the deck, this bridge retains fair integrity, and it could be relocated and restored if someone cared enough about this bridge to do so.

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