These 15 Amazing Bridges In Michigan Will Surely Captivate You! #8 Is So Breathtaking!
Aside from the amazing wonders of nature, Michigan is also the home of captivating man-made buildings and architecture. From the enchanting mansions and castles up to the mesmerizing parks and bridges, Michigan almost have it all!
And speaking of bridges, Michigan have lots of special ones and 15 of them are featured below. Some of them are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Some are even considered as the world’s most unique and one of its kind. Check them out!
The Portage Lake Lift Bridge (officially the Houghton–Hancock Bridge) connects the cities of Hancock and Houghton, in the US state of Michigan, across Portage Lake, a portion of the waterway which cuts across the Keweenaw Peninsula with a canal linking the final several miles to Lake Superior to the northwest. US Highway 41 (US 41) and M-26 are both routed across the bridge. It is the only land-based link between the north (so-called Copper Island) and south sections of the Keweenaw peninsula. This vertical-lift bridge is the world’s heaviest and widest of its kind.
The covered bridge in Lake Ann was built in 1995 so that guests could access the back of the Herendeen Lake Resort property. The 90-foot bridge crosses a ravine and small creek. Joshua’s Crossing was named after Joshua Gabrick, son of resort owner Mark Gabrick. The road that leads to the bridge is known as Tasha’s Trail and is named after Mark’s daughter. Constructed with the help of many friends, Joshua’s Crossing has become a major attraction in the Lake Anne area – Denise Mackie
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The Ada Covered Bridge is a 125-foot (38 m) span Brown truss covered bridge erected in 1867 in Ada, Michigan, United States. Carrying Bronson Street across the Thornapple River, it is located just south of where the Thornapple enters the Grand River, in turn just south of M-21. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Ontonagon River Middle Branch Bridge is a “Michigan Civil Engineering Landmark”. It was completed in 1929. Access to the Plaqu is from Agate Falls State Park. – geospy.org
A suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the Upper and Lower peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Opened in 1957, the 26,372-foot (8,038 m) bridge (familiarly known as “Big Mac” and “Mighty Mac”) is the world’s 16th-longest in total suspension and the longest suspension bridge between anchorages in the Western hemisphere. The Mackinac Bridge carries Interstate 75 and the Lakes Michigan and Huron components of the Great Lakes Circle Tours across the straits and connects the city of St. Ignace on the north end with the village of Mackinaw City on the south. Envisioned since the 1880s, the bridge was designed by the engineer David B. Steinman and completed in 1957 only after many decades of struggles to begin construction.
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The bridge graces the 7.4 mile Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The original structure was built by Pierce Stocking in the 1960s. The bridge had to be reconstructed in 1986. Visitors can drive, walk or ride their bikes along the drive and through the bridge.
The Blue Water Bridge is a twin-span international bridge across the St. Clair River that links Port Huron, Michigan, United States, and Point Edward, Ontario, Canada. The Blue Water Bridge connects Highway 402 in Ontario with both Interstate 69 (I-69) and Interstate 94 (I-94) in Michigan.
Just high tailed it to Port Huron after my video shoot to play a private event with The Groove Party. Stopped to enjoy this beautiful moment by the water, to take a few deep breaths, and enjoy a brief intermission in my never ending life on the road. See you back in Ann Arbor tomorrow for Rock the District! #bridge #lake #huron #water #beautiful #spring #travel #tourlife #porthuron #annarbor #livemusic #festival #outdoors
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Historic Bridge Park (formerly named County Park) existed as a road side park since the early 1900’s. In the late 1980’s the roads and bridges connecting the park were assessed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and deemed substandard. Consequently, F Drive North was rerouted and a new bridge was constructed to provide an adequate, safe entrance to the park. The park has several restored wrought iron bridges along with restrooms, walking paths, a pavilion, picnic tables and grills, and a handicapped accessible boat launch.
The Sixth Street Bridge is a four-span, wrought iron bridge that crosses the Grand River in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is a Michigan State Historic Site and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1886, it is the longest and oldest metal truss bridge in Michigan.
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The Wayne County Bridge is a swing bridge that crosses the Trenton Channel in the Detroit River. It connects Grosse Ile Township to mainland Trenton and is one of two bridges connecting the island of Grosse Ile to the mainland — the other being the tolled Grosse Ile Toll Bridge to the north. Locally, it is also known as “The Free Bridge”.
The Ambassador Bridge (officially the Ambassador International Bridge) is a suspension bridge that connects Detroit, Michigan, in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It is the busiest international border crossing in North America in terms of trade volume: more than 25 percent of all merchandise trade between the United States and Canada crosses the toll bridge.
Fallasburg Bridge (alternatively Fallassburgh Bridge) is a 100-foot (30 m) span Brown truss covered bridge, erected in 1871 in Vergennes Township, Michigan, United States, 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Lowell on the Flat River. Carrying Covered Bridge Road across the Flat, it is located in the Fallasburg Historical District south of Whites Bridge and Smyrna. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and along with Whites Bridge, Langley Covered Bridge, and Zehnder’s Holz Brucke, is one of only three Michigan covered bridges open to vehicle traffic.
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Langley Covered Bridge is the longest remaining wooden covered bridge in the state of Michigan, and is located several miles north of Centreville, Michigan, the seat of St. Joseph County. Many of the covered bridges in Michigan and other states no longer exist, and therefore the structure is a historic tourist attraction frequented by visitors to St. Joseph County. The bridge is named for Thomas W. Langley and family, pioneers who helped establish the village of Centreville in the mid-19th century.
A 239 foot, 230 ton covered bridge made completely of wood which spans the Cass River in Frankenmuth and joins the Bavarian Inn Lodge and the festival grounds, parking to Main Street. Frankenmuth Holz Brucke (wooden bridge) is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship which is open year round for autos or pedestrians.
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The Tridge is the formal name of a three-way wooden footbridge spanning the confluence of the Chippewa and Tittabawassee Rivers near downtown Midland, Michigan, in the Tri-Cities region. Named as a portmanteau of “tri” and “bridge”, the structure opened in 1981.