Bridge Street Bridge

Bridge Street Bridge

On This Date: Photo taken 3/4/2014.

AKA Veterans Memorial Bridge. It crosses the Grand River in downtown Portland, Michigan. ‘Tis a pretty bridge.


This (PDF) document, prepared for the Historic American Engineering Record in 1990, gives a history of the bridge. It’s since been restored, and reopened to (one-way) traffic. The doc’s conclusion that a restoration would help relieve traffic congestion in downtown Portland seems a bit optimistic; the restoration was likely more about community pride than improving traffic flow.

Number of pix taken on various March 4ths: 79
Year of oldest photo: 2012

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