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Sherman Road Bridge

Sherman Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Luke Gordon

Bridge Documented: August 1, 2005, November 26, 2005, and May 2011

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Sherman Road Over North Branch Macon Creek
Location
Rural: Monroe 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
38 Feet (11.5 Meters)
Structure Length
40 Feet (12.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
13.5 Feet (4.11 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
58311H00014B010

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is in storage!

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This bridge is a pin connected Pratt half-hip pony truss. It was overgrown, and had been closed to traffic for many years. The southern truss was twisting slightly due to deterioration and damaged to the end post. There were small i-beams above the floor beams under the bridge. They appear to be added, perhaps to raise the deck. This bridge had the unusual detail of railings composed of wooden planks, attached to the vertical members with two bolts with a guide bar spanning between the bolts on the outside of the wooden plank. This type of railing appears to be an original detail of this bridge. This design of railing, using wood instead of metal, is very unusual among surviving metal truss bridges today. Bridges with this railing design either no longer exist or have had the original railing design replaced.

In order to save this bridge from continuing deterioration which would inevitably lead to collapse, HistoricBridges.org and Bach Ornamental and Structural Steel, got together and with the support of the Monroe County Road Commission, worked together to develop and execute a project to remove this and four other similar abandoned and deteriorated truss bridges in the county and place them into storage, ready for future restoration and reuse. The project was done without cost to the county, and HistoricBridges.org and Bach Ornamental and Structural Steel intend to recoup costs by restoring the truss bridges and selling them as like-new historic bridges to new owners.


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

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