Fifty-Seventh Street Bridge

Fifty-Seventh Street Bridge (HM1EAQ)

Location: Hamilton, MI 49419 Allegan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 39.134', W 86° 6.414'

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Spanning the Kalamazoo River, this 422-foot bridge is one of Michigan's longest pony truss highway bridges, and among the oldest surviving swing bridges in the United States. The Milwaukee Bridge and Iron Company fabricated the $5,000 structure, which has four primary and eight short approach spans, to serve traffic on Fifty-Seventh Street near New Richmond. Of the four primary Warren pony truss spans, three date from 1879 (including an 89-foot long swing span) and one from 1899. To allow boats to pass, a bridge tender rotated open the swing span. The bridge was closed to motor vehicles in 1997 and rehabilitated for use by pedestrians in 2003. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberL589
Year Placed2006
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 573204 N 4722583
Decimal Degrees42.65223333, -86.10690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 39.134', W 86° 6.414'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 39' 8.04" N, 86° 6' 24.84" W
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Area Code(s)616, 269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5700 Old Allegan Rd, Hamilton MI 49419, US
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