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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Bridge St. Bridge

Bridge St. Bridge

Jack Ropoleski - 1979

A crane loads a dump truck with broken stone and concrete, a result of the demolition of the old Bridge Street Bridge. The truck and crane stand on the old roadbed and piers of the bridge.


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TitleBridge St. Bridge
CreatorJack Ropoleski

Title from image. The Bridge St. Bridge, the first for vehicles across the Grand River, was a timber and plank construction on a stone foundation built in 1845. A second bridge was built in 1852 but burned six years later when a new bridge was constructed. A wrought iron bridge was built in 1884, replaced in 1906 by a concrete bridge and lasted until 1979.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionJack Ropoleski

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