|Bridge Name||Facility Carried / Feature Intersected||Location||Structure Type||Construction Date / Builder or Contractor|
|CR-HJ Over Bates Creek||CR-HJ Over Bates Creek||Rural: Fulton County, Michigan||Metal Pinned Pratt Half-Hip Pony Truss, Stationary||0 By: Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio|
|Structure Length||Roadway Width||Main Spans||Approach Spans|
|43 Feet (13.1 Meters)||15.42 Feet (4.7 Meters)||1||None|
This bridge had an incorrect 1920 date listed in the national bridge inventory, which may instead reference a date that the bridge was repaired or perhaps relocated from a different original location. Stylistically, the bridge dates to pre-1900. This bridge also features extremely unusual connections at the hip vertical and top chord / end post, where the diagonal is connected via large bolts at the end. This unusual design technique can be attributed to the Wrought Iron Bridge Company, which built a number of bridges using these connections. For this reason, the bridge is historically significant as an example of that technology. In addition, its association with the Wrought Iron Bridge Company means that bridge must be older than 1900, which is when the company became a part of the American Bridge Company.
This bridge retains attractive lattice railings. Verticals are also latticed. There is v-lacing present under the top chord / end post. The bridge is composed of three panels. The deck is a typical Ohio style, consisting of wood with an asphalt wearing surface.