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Midland in Midland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Upper Bridge

 
 
The Upper Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 4, 2011
1. The Upper Bridge Marker
Inscription.  When completed in 1908 the Upper Bridge, today known as the Currie Parkway Bridge, replaced its wooden predecessor as the main crossing over the Tittabawassee River. The Joliet Bridge and Iron Company of Illinois constructed the bridge for $7,500. It is a 140-foot-long steel Pratt through-truss bridge. In 1955 the Karl B. Robertson Bridge, built one-quarter mile to the south, succeeded the Upper Bridge as the city's main river crossing. In order to preserve the Upper Bridge, the city added an independent structural arch in 1988.
 
Erected 1991. (Marker Number L1581.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 43° 37.058′ N, 84° 15.134′ W. Marker is in Midland, Michigan, in Midland County. Marker is at the intersection of Currie Parkway and West Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Currie Parkway. The marker is about 0.3 miles north of State Highway 20 (Jerome
The Upper Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 4, 2011
2. The Upper Bridge and Marker
Street). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midland MI 48640, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Midland County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pine Grove Cemetery (approx. 7.2 miles away); Jerome Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.4 miles away); Stump Puller (approx. 7.9 miles away); Lumberman's Bunkhouse (approx. 7.9 miles away); Log Cabin (approx. 7.9 miles away); Felix School (approx. 7.9 miles away); Town Hall (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
The Upper Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 4, 2011
3. The Upper Bridge
The Upper Bridge and Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Garman, August 8, 2020
4. The Upper Bridge and Historical Marker
The Upper Bridge has gotten a fresh coat of red paint since this marker was originally posted.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2011, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 643 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on December 30, 2020, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2011, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   4. submitted on December 30, 2020, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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