MI Historical Marker - Sixth Street Bridge

This one is near and dear to my heart. I worked across the street in the Brass Works Building for marchFIRST in Grand Rapids, and have very fond memories of my time there - until the company went bankrupt and I was laid off. Good times…

Sixth Street Bridge

The Massillon Bridge Company of Ohio built this $31,000, four-span bridge for Grand Rapids in 1886. The rust-resistant wrought iron used in its four Pratt trusses accounts for its durability. In 1921, the western truss was shortened when the west bank canal was filled in. in 1975 the bridge was slated for demolition; but concerned citizens convinced authorities to save it. this structure, the longest, oldest remaining metal bridge in Michigan, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Latitude: 42.976378
Longitude: -85.673240

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