Croswell Swinging Bridge

Croswell Swinging Bridge

The Croswell Swinging Bridge is the only pedestrian suspension bridge in Michigan. It was built in 1905 at an original cost of $300. It spans 139 feet. The original bridge had just two cables which were provided by Michigan Sugar Company and were used to support the planks. To provide a handhold, two more cables were added at a cost of $150. In August of 2006, all 128 planks were replaced at a cost of $1,300. The Bridge originally had a sign at the west end that admonished people to "Love Ye One Another." A sign at the east entrance (Maple Street) still reads, "Be Good To Your Mother-in-law." A festival to celebrate the bridge takes place the second weekend of August each year and features cardboard boat races under the bridge.

Croswell Swinging Bridge Web Site

Contact Information

Address

Maple Street

Croswell, MI 48422

Driving Directions

Phone: (810) 679-2299

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Location of Croswell Swinging Bridge

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Croswell Weather

Now
M/CLOUDY
36°F
M/CLOUDY, humidity 93%, barometer 30.12,
wind 8 mph N
Thursday
Chilly with variable cloudiness
49°F | 38°F
Chilly with variable cloudiness
Friday
Rain and snow showers in the afternoon
43°F | 34°F
Rain and snow showers in the afternoon
Saturday
Cold; a morning flurry, then a sprinkle
42°F | 26°F
Cold; a morning flurry, then a sprinkle
Sunday
Cold with increasing cloudiness
46°F | 33°F
Cold with increasing cloudiness
Monday
Partly sunny
54°F | 43°F
Partly sunny

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