Planter Road–Jackson Creek Bridge

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Planter Road – Jackson Creek Bridge
2013-07-13 Planter Road Jackson Creek Bridge from Bank.jpg
Bridge as seen from bank
Planter Road–Jackson Creek Bridge is located in Michigan
Planter Road–Jackson Creek Bridge
Planter Road–Jackson Creek Bridge is located in the US
Planter Road–Jackson Creek Bridge
Location Planter Rd. over Jackson Creek, Wakefield Township, Michigan
Coordinates 46°30′48″N 89°58′12″W / 46.51333°N 89.97000°W / 46.51333; -89.97000Coordinates: 46°30′48″N 89°58′12″W / 46.51333°N 89.97000°W / 46.51333; -89.97000
Area less than one acre
Built 1923
Architect Michigan State Highway Dept.
Architectural style Other, Through girder bridge
MPS Highway Bridges of Michigan MPS
NRHP Reference # 99001515[1]
Added to NRHP December 9, 1999

The Planter Road – Jackson Creek Bridge is a bridge located on Planter Road over Jackson Creek in Wakefield Township, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1]


Bridge deck

The Planter Road – Jackson Creek Bridge is a 52 feet (16 m) long and 20 feet (6.1 m) wide[2] steel plate girder bridge; a variety of bridge that was commonly used in states such as Pennsylvania and New York, but is relatively rare in Michigan.[2] The superstructure contains two 50-foot through girders, made from a steel plate with riveted angle flanges and web stiffeners. The deck of the bridge supported by I-beam stringers, over which concrete is laid. The bridge is a strictly utilitarian structure, with no architectural detailing of any kind. No alterations have been made to the bridge, and it is in the original, well-preserved condition.[3]


The bridge was constructed in 1923[2] to provide access to he new community of Planter. The bridge uses a design from the Michigan State Highway Department[4] that was first implemented in 1907-1908, but had been almost completely dropped by 1923. The bridge is one of the last remaining of this type in Michigan, and still carries vehicular traffic.[3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "Planter Road Bridge". Historic Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Clayton B. Fraser (November 1998), NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES REGISTRATION FORM: Planter Road/Jackson Creek Bridge 
  4. ^ "Planter Road/Jackson Creek Bridge". Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Historic Sites Online. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 

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