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Powers Highway-Battle Creek Bridge
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Location Powers Hwy. over Battle Cr., Brookfield Township, Michigan
Area less than one acre
Built c. 1910 (c. 1910)
Architectural style Pony truss bridge
MPS Highway Bridges of Michigan MPS
NRHP reference No. 99001653
Added to NRHP January 7, 2000

The Powers Highway-Battle Creek Bridge is a bridge that formerly carried Powers Highway over Battle Creek in Brookfield Township, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. The bridge is a double-intersection Warren truss, a design noted for its extremely lightweight members and low cost. It is the only known example of its type in Michigan.


The exact history of this bridge is unknown, but it was likely constructed around 1910 by the township.

The bridge is closed to traffic.


The Powers Highway Bridge is a rigid-connected lattice pony truss bridge. It has a 25-foot span and a 15.8 foot-wide roadway on a 16.3-foot wide deck. The deck is constructed of a single layer of wood deck over six steel I-beam stringers and two outside channels. The bridge sits on a masonry abutment substructure.

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