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West Knight Street Bridge, Spanning Spring Brook (west of Knight Street), Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, MI



B&W Photos

HB642689
North Elevation Facing South

HB642690
North Elevation Facing Southeast

HB642691
South Elevation Facing North

HB642692
South Elevation Facing Northeast

HB642693
West Portal Facing East

HB642694
East Portal Facing West

HB642695
View Of Sidwalks And Main Beams Facing Northwest

HB642696
Detail Of Sidewalks Facing Northwest

HB642697
Detail Of Bottom Chord Connection

HB642698
Detail Of Upper Chord Connection

HB642699
Detail Of Bridge Name Plate


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Spring Brook (west of Knight Street), Eaton Rapids, MI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MI-7
Building/structure dates: 1894 initial construction
Significance: The West Knight Street Bridge is one of only two known highway bridges built in Michigan by Canton Bridge Company, Canton, Ohio, one of the nation's leading bridge building firms and a pioneer in truss bridge technology. It is above-average in length for a Pratt truss of that era, possesses a walkway on one side, and decorative work on its portals.

Subjects
Town Meetings
Civil Engineering
Pedestrian Bridges


Related Names
R.D. Wheaton & Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTH ELEVATION FACING SOUTH
2. NORTH ELEVATION FACING SOUTHEAST
3. SOUTH ELEVATION FACING NORTH
4. SOUTH ELEVATION FACING NORTHEAST
5. WEST PORTAL FACING EAST
6. EAST PORTAL FACING WEST
7. VIEW OF SIDWALKS AND MAIN BEAMS FACING NORTHWEST
8. DETAIL OF SIDEWALKS FACING NORTHWEST
9. DETAIL OF BOTTOM CHORD CONNECTION
10. DETAIL OF UPPER CHORD CONNECTION
11. DETAIL OF BRIDGE NAME PLATE


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