Nature Notes

February 25, 2012

White’s Covered Bridge, Michigan

Filed under: Covered Bridge,Michigan — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am


White's Covered Bridge, Michigan

White’s Covered Bridge, Michigan

 (This bridge was lost to arson July 7, 2013. There are efforts being made to rebuild it)

When Built: 1869

Builders: Jared N. Bresee and Joseph H. Walker

Description: This bridge was constructed using the Brown Truss which was only used for 4 Michigan Bridges, three of which survive. It is similar to the Howe Truss of “X” bracing but uses lighter timber and no upright or iron members.

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This is part of a series on Michigan’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

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  1. Pretty bridge shot and great post.!

    Comment by eileen — February 25, 2012 @ 7:26 am

  2. Harold –

    Have you any interior shots of the framing you’d be willing to share?

    — Will

    Comment by Will Truax — September 4, 2013 @ 6:16 am

  3. Hi Will,

    I think I do. I’m away for a couple of weeks but I’ll check as soon as I get back.

    Comment by Harold — September 4, 2013 @ 9:21 am

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