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Verne Road Bridge

Verne Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: February 4, 2004 and October 10, 2010

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Verne Road Over Misteguay Creek
Rural: Saginaw County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1911 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
80 Feet (24.3 Meters)
Structure Length
82 Feet (25 Meters)
Roadway Width
17 Feet (5.18 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: Demolished with no replacement, ca 2020-2021!

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This is a steel Warren pony truss, and according to MDOT, is among the longest of the pony trusses, since only 10% of the bridges surveyed in 1995 exceeded 80 feet. The bridge is mostly rusted, although some silver paint still shows. The bridge sits on concrete abutments. It retains its original lattice guardrails.

Although the deck is in poor condition, the trusses are in decent condition and the bridge could easily be rehabilitated for relatively little cost. The roads that lead to this bridge have almost become farm trails, and there are no houses visible within perhaps a mile. It is possible that this bridge was closed due to a lack of use rather than a failing structure. However, as the bridge sits is will eventually become a failing structure.

The bridge appears to have been hit from the outside, perhaps from a flood, since one of the verticals is slightly bent and there is a very slight curving on one of the top chords. It does not appear to be enough to affect the integrity of the structure. The river has been dredged and re-contoured a bit, suggesting it does carry a lot of water at times.

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


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