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Mayer Road Driveway Bridge

Mayer Road Driveway Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: 2005

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Private Driveway Over Smiths Creek
Location
Rural: St. Clair County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1905 By Builder/Contractor: Joliet Bridge and Iron Company of Joliet, Illinois

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

The owners of this beautiful bridge were kind enough to let HistoricBridges.org photograph this bridge, which is on a private driveway leading to a house that also seasonally operates a Christmas tree farm. This truss bridge is a Pratt pony truss with riveted connections and it resembles the Richman Road Bridge also over Smiths Creek. The builders of the bridge were the Joliet Bridge and Iron Company of Joliet, IL, which suggests, but does not prove, that the Richman Road Bridge might have been built by the same company. The bridge was constructed in 1905, according to the plaque on the bridge. The bridge has been modified underneath, with floor-beams cut off and connected to transverse beams added underneath steel beams that were installed to do the weight-bearing. In short, the trusses are serving a decorative-only function today. A nicely designed wooden deck provides a driving surface on the bridge. Original channel steel railings are present on the bridge.

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