This is a nice classic pin connected half-hip Pratt pony truss. It retains a wooden deck, as well as most of its simple metal railings. V-lacing is present on the vertical members which have back-to-back channels. The top chord and end post has back-to-back channels with battens and cover plate. The bridge is located at the end of Ulshaffer Road, and now has a fence across it, suggesting that the last part of the road is now private. Strangely enough, the 3 ton weight limit sign posted at the bridge looks new. Perhaps ownership of this bridge was transferred recently. Getting photos is still possible, however. The floor beams under this bridge are unusual, because they have a built-up fishbelly shape which suggests this may be a rather old bridge perhaps as old as from the 1880s. The Michigan Historic Bridge Inventory gives a date of 1930 for the construction of this bridge... this is certainly incorrect, based on the features of the bridge. The date is either an error or it might indicate that this bridge was relocated here from elsewhere at that date.
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