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Waltz Road–Huron River Bridge
Waltz Road–Huron River Bridge (September 2020).jpg
Recently reconstructed bridge in September 2020
Location Waltz Rd. over Huron R., Huron Township, Michigan
Area less than one acre
Built 1924
Built by Mount Vernon Bridge Company; Swingle & Robinson
Architect Wayne County Road Commission
Architectural style Camelback pony truss
MPS Highway Bridges of Michigan MPS
NRHP reference No. 00000081
Added to NRHP February 10, 2000

The Waltz Road–Huron River Bridge is an automobile bridge located on Waltz Road spanning the Huron River in Huron Township, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.

History

The Waltz Road–Huron River Bridge was constructed in 1924 by the Wayne County Road Commission at a cost of $65,000. The bridge replaced a previous footbridge that had been erected over the Huron River to allow local children to attend school. The substructure was built by Swingle & Robinson, contractors from Wyandotte, Michigan, and the superstructure by the Mt. Vernon Bridge Company from Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

On June 1, 2017, the Roads Division at the Wayne County Department of Public Services closed the bridge for repairs. It reopened on June 3, 2019. On August 23, 2017, the Department of Public Services released the news that the 93-year-old bridge would be replaced rather than repaired. Wayne County awarded the bridge reconstruction contract to Toebe Construction, LLC of Wixom.

Description

The entire bridge is 207 feet (63 m) long, with a span length of 100 feet (30 m) and a width of 27 feet (8.2 m). The span consists of two identical seven-panel, camelback Pratt pony trusses. Sidewalks are attached to the outside of each truss; the railings were originally concrete balustrades with urn-shaped spindles, but these have been replaced with angles with bar spindles. Solid concrete parapets line the approaches at each end of the bridge.

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