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Second Street Bridge
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: BridgesEra: 1880-1889DateCreated: 1886Kalamazoo RiverAlleganState: MIZip: 49010Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/People-and-Projects/Projects/Landmarks/Second-Street-Bridge/Creator: King, Zenas, King Iron Bridge Company

The Second Street Bridge is a simply ornamented, wrought-iron structure. It is 18 feet wide and spans 225 feet over the Kalamazoo River. It was built to replace a dilapidated wooden bridge that had served the area for nearly 50 years.

The bridge is anchored to fieldstone abutments on each shore, and the deck is composed of wood beams. Iron lattice work provides structural stability and iron finials on the end posts provide aesthetic appeal. It includes a wooden pedestrian walkway.

YearAdded:
1982
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Chris LightImage Caption: Second Street BridgeEra_date_from: 1886
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