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Near Centreville in Saint Joseph County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Langley Covered Bridge

 
 
Langley Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 19, 2012
1. Langley Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription. This is the longest of Michigan's few remaining covered bridges. It is 282 feet long with three, 94-foot spans of the Howe-truss construction. The bridge was built in 1887 by Pierce (?) Bodner of Parkville, using the best quality white pine for the frame timbers. The bridge's name honors a pioneer Centreville family. When the Sturgis Dam was built in 1910, the Langley Bridge had to be raised eight feet. In 1950-51, extensive repairs and replacement of parts on the bridge were carried out by the St. Joseph County Road Commission to preserve for the future this historic link with a bygone era.
 
Erected 1965 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number L56.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 58.024′ N, 85° 31.697′ W. Marker is near Centreville, Michigan, in Saint Joseph County. Marker is at the intersection of Schweitzer Road and Covered Bridge Road (County Highway 133), on the left when traveling east on Schweitzer Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Centreville MI 49032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Culbertson Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away);
Langley Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 21, 2012
2. Langley Covered Bridge
South end of bridge at intersection
of Schweitzer Road and Covered Bridge Road
Centreville Civil War Monument (approx. 2.5 miles away); Leverett and Amanda Clapp House (approx. 3 miles away); One Hundredth Anniversary of Centreville (approx. 3 miles away); St. Joseph County Courthouse (approx. 3 miles away); St. Joseph County Veterans Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); Stewart House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mendon World War II Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centreville.
 
Also see . . .  Langley Covered Bridge. West Michigan Tourist Association (Submitted on December 12, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Langley Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 19, 2012
3. Langley Covered Bridge
West side of bridge viewed from near the marker
Langley Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 19, 2012
4. Langley Covered Bridge
East side of bridge viewed from Covered Bridge Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on April 19, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on December 10, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   2. submitted on January 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3. submitted on December 10, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   4. submitted on January 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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