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Iron Bridge Road Bridge

Iron Bridge Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 12, 2006 and September 6, 2014

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Iron Bridge Road Over West Branch Sturgeon River
Location
Rural: Charlevoix 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
40 Feet (12.2 Meters)
Structure Length
41 Feet (12.5 Meters)
Roadway Width
16 Feet (4.88 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
15308H00006B010

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This bridge is a quaint three panel Pratt half-hip pony truss bridge with pinned connections. The bridge features v-lacing on the vertical members and under the top chord. It retains original simple angled steel railings. The deck was redone, and continues to be a wooden deck. Lackawanna stamps on present on the trusses.

Charlevoix chose to keep this beautiful historic bridge around and restored the bridge for continued vehicular traffic. Located on a trail-like road that is even more narrow than the narrow-one lane bridge, this structure is certainly sufficient for the road. The restoration of the bridge was excellent, as it did not alter the historic integrity of the bridge, even retaining the original pole railings. In a part of the state that has very few truss bridges, this bridge is an oasis of beauty and transportation heritage.

Note to photographers: This bridge is in what amounts to a swamp, and side views are essentially impossible. If you happen to have a canoe or kayak with you, then you would be in business!


This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Unorganized Photos

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2006 Bridge Photo-Documentation
A supplemental collection of photos that are from additional visit(s) to the bridge and have not been organized or captioned. This photo gallery contains a combination of Original Size photos and Mobile Optimized photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
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2014 Additional Unorganized Photos
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2014 Additional Unorganized Photos
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A supplemental collection of photos that are from additional visit(s) to the bridge and have not been organized or captioned. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer

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