The Second Street Bridge

The Second Street Bridge photo of The Second Street Bridge
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 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 battle by city officials and local citizens to save the bridge from demolition, it was restored a cost of $552,000 in 1983. The bridge was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the world's greatest civil engineering achievements.

Registered Site S0549
Erected 1984

Location: Second St.
Allegan, Allegan County


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