Do You Drive Across One of Michigan’s Oldest Bridges?
Have you ever considered how old the bridges you drive or walk across are? I know, right? Scary thought. Some bridges in the country could see millions of travelers every single day. Other bridges might never see a million travelers in their existence.
But Michigan is home to some historic bridges that have withstood the test of time, and our harsh weather. Some of them are well over 100 years old, and could even stick around for another hundred years.
Michigan has 98 bridges listed on the National Register of historic places. Of those, 17 were built in the 1800s, and X of those are still in use. Now, some have been downgraded to only allow foot traffic, but there are still some that allow vehicle traffic up to a certain weight.
It’s incredible to think that some of these bridges were built before the “horseless carriage” was mainstream, yet can still support hundreds of modern vehicles driving across on any given day.
So where are the oldest drivable bridges in Michigan?