Waltz Road–Huron River Bridge

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Waltz Road–Huron River Bridge
Waltz Road-Huron River Bridge New Boston MI.jpg
Waltz Road–Huron River Bridge is located in Michigan
Waltz Road–Huron River Bridge
Location Waltz Rd. over Huron R., Huron Township, Michigan
Coordinates 42°9′40″N 83°24′10″W / 42.16111°N 83.40278°W / 42.16111; -83.40278Coordinates: 42°9′40″N 83°24′10″W / 42.16111°N 83.40278°W / 42.16111; -83.40278
Area less than one acre
Built 1924
Built by Mount Vernon Bridge Company; Swingle & Robinson
Architect Wayne County Road Commission
Architectural style Camelback pony truss
Governing body Local
MPS Highway Bridges of Michigan MPS
NRHP Reference # 00000081[1]
Added to NRHP February 10, 2000

The Waltz Road–Huron River Bridge is an automobile bridge located on Waltz Road spanning the Huron River in Huron Township, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]

History[edit]

The Waltz Road–Huron River Bridge was constructed in 1924 by the Wayne County Road Commission at a cost of $65,000.[2] The bridge replaced a previous footbridge that had been erected over the Huron River to allow local children to attend school.[3] The substructure was built by Swingle & Robinson, contractors from Wyandotte, Michigan, and the superstructure by the Mt. Vernon Bridge Company from Mt. Vernon, Ohio.[2]

Description[edit]

The entire bridge is 207 feet (63 m) long, with a span length of 100 feet (30 m) and a width of 27 feet (8.2 m).[2] The span consists of two identical seven-panel, camelback Pratt pony trusses. Sidewalks are attached to the outside of each truss; the railings were originally concrete balustrades with urn-shaped spindles, but these have been replaced with angles with bar spindles. Solid concrete parapets line the approaces at each end of the bridge.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Staff. "Waltz Road Bridge over the Huron River". Historic Sites Online. Michigan State Housing Development Authority. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ Farley, Ren. "Waltz Road Bridge over the Huron River". Detroit1701.org. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 

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