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

The Second Street Bridge

 
 
The Second Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
1. The Second Street Bridge Marker
Inscription. This simply ornamented wrought-iron bridge was built in 1886. It replaced an earlier wooden one that had begun to fall into disrepair. Designed by the King Iron Bridge and Manufacturing Company of Cleveland, Ohio, the double-intersection Pratt truss bridge was completed at a cost of $7,532.25. Eighteen feet wide and spanning 225 feet of the Kalamazoo River, it is one of the largest extant bridges designed by the firm. Following a battle by city officials and local citizens to save the bridge from demolition, it was restored at a cost of $552,000 in 1983. The bridge was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
 
Erected 1984 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number S549A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks, and the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 31.565′ N, 85° 50.896′ W. Marker is in Allegan, Michigan, in Allegan County. Marker is on State Street (2nd Street) south of Brady Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located near the northeast corner of the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Allegan MI 49010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of
The Second Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
2. The Second Street Bridge Marker
The ASCE Landmark Marker is located to the left
this marker, measured as the crow flies. James E. Mahan Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Allegan (about 600 feet away); Allegan Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Allegan County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Episcopal Church of Good Shepherd (approx. mile away); Welcome to Pine Creek (approx. 7.6 miles away); Hopkins Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away); Welcome to the Village of Hopkins (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allegan.
 
Regarding The Second Street Bridge. The American Society of Civil Engineers designated the bridge as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1982.
 
Also see . . .  Second Street Bridge. From the website of the American Society of Civil Engineers. (Submitted on November 2, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Second Street Bridge over the Kalamazoo River image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
3. Second Street Bridge over the Kalamazoo River
North End of Second Street Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
4. North End of Second Street Bridge
View of Kalamazoo River<br>from Second Street Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
5. View of Kalamazoo River
from Second Street Bridge
Pedestrian Walkway<br>across Second Street Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
6. Pedestrian Walkway
across Second Street Bridge
Driving south across the Second Street Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2013
7. Driving south across the Second Street Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 2, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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