Oakwood Ave / Shiawassee River

MDOT Historic Bridge Shiawassee County Oakwood Ave / Shiawasee River


County: Shiawassee

City/Township: Owosso

Location: Oakwood Ave / Shiawassee River

Year Built: 1876

About this Bridge:
This is the oldest of only three double-intersection Pratt (Whipple) trusses extant in Michigan. The wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio, the builder, was one of the most prolific metal truss bridge companies of the midwest during the nineteenth century, with numerous Michigan bridges to its credit. Along with another bridge of the same age, this is the oldest surviving example in Michigan of the work of the Wrought Iron Bridge Company.