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Bridge Street Bridge, Spanning Grand River at Bridge Street, Portland, Ionia County, MI



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Location
Spanning Grand River at Bridge Street, Portland, MI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MI-41
Building/structure dates: 1890 initial construction
Significance: The Bridge Street Bridge in Portland is a rare two-span metal through truss, with two spans 100 feet in length, featuring decorative treatment at the end posts. This is the oldest known surviving example of a truss bridge built in Michigan by the Groton Bridge and Manufacturing Company of Groton, New York, a significant Eastern bridge manufacturing firm. It was listed as eligible for the National Register of Historic Places in April, 1986.

Subjects
Pedestrian Bridges
Metal Truss Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Gorton Bridge & Manufacturing Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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