Historic Bridge Park

14930 9 Mile Road, Emmett Township, MI 49014

Open-air museum and recreational park focused on restored historic bridges

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Historic Bridge Park

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Description 

Historic Bridge Park is an open-air museum and recreational park primarily focused on documenting and displaying restored historic bridges. However, in addition to historic bridges, the park also functions as a traditional park would, with restroom facilities, a playground, a picnic area, and a canoe/kayak launch onto the Kalamazoo River.

The park was closed during the Kalamazoo River Oil Spill due to contamination in both the Kalamazoo River and its tributary Dickerson Creek, which many of the bridges in the park were erected across. The park was reopened following cleanup and many improved facilities were paid for by Enbridge, the company responsible for the oil spill.

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Bridge (2,605)
Built 1999 (6)
Built during 1990s (61)
Calhoun County, Michigan (45)
Have Street View (44,001)
Michigan (1,920)
Modern (278)
Museum (109)
Open to the public (2,911)
Park (575)

Update Log 

  • August 22, 2018: Added by Brianna Tarness

Sources 

  • Brianna Tarness - briannatarness82 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HistoricBridges.org - By Nathan Holth