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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Rebuilding Bridge St. Bridge

Rebuilding Bridge St. Bridge

Jack Ropoleski - 1979

Several piers for the new bridge have been constructed in the Grand River, and forms for the concrete still cover the one farthest to the right. One crane works in the foreground and another on the river bank. Construction trailers for workers and equipment are handy to the site.


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TitleRebuilding Bridge 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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