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

White's Bridge

 
 
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By Cameron Zwart, May 5, 2012
1. White's Bridge Marker
Inscription. This picturesque covered bridge, one of the last of its kind in Michigan, was built in 1867 by Jared N. Brazee and J.N. Walker, builders of several covered bridges in this area. The name of the bridge derives from the White family, a prominent pioneer family. The crossing of the Flat River here was known an White's Crossing before the first primitive bridge was built. In 1840, a bridge of log corduroy construction was erected. It was replaced by this covered bridge, costing $1700. It is of the through-truss type with a gable roof. The hand-hewn trusses are sheeted over with rough pine boards. Wooden pegs and handcut square iron nails are used to secure the various parts of the bridge. White's Bridge has been in constant use since 1867, proof that it was well made.
 
Erected 1965 by Ionia County Road Commission. (Marker Number 42.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 0.859′ N, 85° 17.881′ W. Marker is in Belding, Michigan, in Ionia County. Marker is on North Whites Bridge Road one mile north of Richmond Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 N Whites Bridge Rd, Belding MI 48809, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
White's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cameron Zwart, May 5, 2012
2. White's Bridge Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fallasburg Pioneer Village (approx. 2.5 miles away); John Wesley Fallas House / John W. Fallas (approx. 2.7 miles away); Alton Pioneer Village (approx. 2.7 miles away); Fallasburg Covered Bridge (approx. 2.8 miles away); Smyrna (approx. 3.6 miles away); Robert W. Graham Home (approx. 6 miles away); Pere Marquette Railway Depot (approx. 6.8 miles away); Belrockton Dormitory (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belding.
 
Also see . . .
1. White's Bridge. Wikipedia (Submitted on May 11, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.) 

2. White's Bridge. Center for Geographic Information (Submitted on May 11, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
White's Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Cameron Zwart, May 5, 2012
3. White's Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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