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

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

 
 
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Summary

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.
Survey number: HAER MI-41
Building/structure dates: 1890 Initial Construction

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Date

1969 - 1980
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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Gorton Bridge & Manufacturing Company
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Location

Portland (Mich.)42.86720, -84.91008
Google Map of 42.8672048, -84.9100792
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html