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.
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