|August 2011 (42.291 Degrees, -85.115 Degrees) Charlotte Highway Bridge|
The Historic Bridge Website has hundreds of photos of the truss in pieces, stamped to identify each element, painted bright red, reassembled, and placed over the park entrance.
A park for old bridges was the idea of Dennis Randolph, who was the managing director of the Calhoun County Road Commission. Apparently, he designated a county park to be the home for some of the many old bridges that he saw being demolished and sold as scrap metal. The park was proof that given a chance, contemporary craftsman can take an old bridge in poor condition and reassemble it better than new.
Michigan's Bridges: Charlotte Highway Bridge at the Historic Bridge Park (3) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.