List of covered bridges in Michigan

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This is a partial list of wooden covered bridges in the U.S. state of Michigan. These covered bridges may be listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as Michigan State Historic Sites.

Name Location Built Length (ft) Length (m) Type Spans Notes
Ackley covered bridge Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Wayne County
42°18′12.90″N 83°14′2.68″W / 42.3035833°N 83.2340778°W / 42.3035833; -83.2340778
1832 72 22 Queen post artificial stream Originally spanned Enlow Fork along the GreeneWashington county line in Southwestern Pennsylvania and removed to Greenfield Village in 1937.[1]
Ada Covered Bridge Ada, Kent County
42°57′8.92″N 85°29′10.77″W / 42.9524778°N 85.4863250°W / 42.9524778; -85.4863250
1867
rebuilt 1980
125 38 Brown truss Thornapple River Listed on both the Michigan Historic Register and on the National Register of Historic Places
Augusta Covered Bridge Augusta, Kalamazoo County
42°20′16″N 85°21′06″W / 42.33778°N 85.35167°W / 42.33778; -85.35167
1973 32 9.8 Queen post Augusta Creek
Fallasburg Covered Bridge Vergennes Township, Kent County
42°58′51″N 85°19′38″W / 42.98083°N 85.32722°W / 42.98083; -85.32722
1871 100 30 Brown truss Flat River Open to vehicle traffic; listed on both the Michigan Historic Register and on the National Register of Historic Places
Langley Covered Bridge Centreville, St. Joseph County
41°58′2″N 85°31′41″W / 41.96722°N 85.52806°W / 41.96722; -85.52806
1887 282 86 Howe truss St. Joseph River Open to vehicle traffic; listed on both the Michigan Historic Register and on the National Register of Historic Places
Nichols Covered Bridge Kal-Haven Trail, South Haven, Van Buren County
42°25′04″N 86°15′01″W / 42.41778°N 86.25028°W / 42.41778; -86.25028
1988
(1870)
108 33 Long truss Black River Built upon a former Kalamazoo and South Haven Railroad trestle bridge
Whites Bridge Keene Township, Ionia County
43°00′54.47″N 85°17′56.87″W / 43.0151306°N 85.2991306°W / 43.0151306; -85.2991306
1869 120 37 Brown truss Flat River Listed with both the Michigan Historic Register and National Register of Historic Places; burned down due to arson on July 7, 2013;[2] construction of a replica bridge approved in July 2016[3]
Zehnder's Holz Brucke Frankenmuth, Saginaw County
43°19′30″N 83°44′22″W / 43.32500°N 83.73944°W / 43.32500; -83.73944
1979 239 73 Towne's Lattice Cass River Open to vehicle traffic

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historical Ken (February 19, 2013). "The 1832 Ackley Covered Bridge". Passion for the Past. Retrieved January 17, 2015.[self-published source]
  2. ^ Bota, Karen (July 23, 2013). "Sheriff: Whites Bridge Fire Declared Arson". Ionia Sentinel-Standard. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  3. ^ 24 Hour News 8 Web Staff (July 7, 2016). "White's Bridge Replica Gets Go-Ahead to Rebuild". Grand Rapids: WOOD-TV. Retrieved July 7, 2016.

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