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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
Little Mac
Marilla vicinity, Michigan, USA (Manistee River)
Bridgemeister ID:1316
O'Donnell ID:606
Coordinates:N 44.3654 W 85.826467
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:167f
Notes
  • This is the third Michigan suspension footbridge I've found nicknamed "Little Mac".
  • Stephen Quintana writes: "One of my first projects was to be the inspector on the construction of this bridge. This was somewhere between 1994 and 1996. I remember the contractor's only experience with any Forest Service projects was installing some toilets for us. He had never done anything like this before. I wasn't on the job site the day he pulled the cables across the river, so I asked him how he did it. He said he used a fishing pole with a small weight and cast it across the river. Then he used that to pull a larger rope, then a much larger rope, then finally the cables. I thought they did a pretty good job on this bridge. I remember the cost was somewhere around $100,000 for this project."
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell

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