Marantette Bridge - Mendon, Michigan USA
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N 42° 00.015 W 085° 27.492
16T E 627689 N 4650954
Quick Description: Historic Truss bridge over the St. Joseph River in Mendon
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 7/11/2022 10:46:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM16E2X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
“This bridge is an excellent and beautiful example of a pin-connected truss bridge in Michigan. It is noted for its fairly long span length of 139 feet. It also is largely unaltered from its original design and materials. The only thing missing is the builder plaques. The bridge retains a traditional design wooden deck and rests on random rubble type stone abutments. It has been closed to traffic for many years.”
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It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
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From the National Register of Historic Places:
Marantette Bridge (added 2001 - - #01000708)
Also known as Buckner Road Bridge
Railroad St., Buckner Rd. over St. Joseph R. , Mendon
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Massillon Bridge Co.
Architectural Style: Other
Area of Significance: Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Local
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Road-Related
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use
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Street address:
Railroad Street., Buckner Road over the St. Joseph River
Mendon, Michigan USA

County / Borough / Parish: St. Joseph County

Year listed: 2001

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Transportation

Current function: Vacant/Not In Use

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

National Historic Landmark Link: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

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