The Covered Bridge Experience

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Fallasburg Today

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By Emma Palova

Fallasburg, MI-Here are some facts about the Fallasburg Covered Bridge. The bridge is located in Kent County in Michigan, approximately five miles north of Lowell.

The original bridge was built in 1871 across the Flat River. Much like its sister bridges it fell victim to high water and spring ice jams. Jared Bressee of Ada was contracted to build the present structure at a cost of $1,500.

It stretches 100 feet long and stands 14 feet wide and 12 feet high. Its lattice-work trusses were made of white pine from Greenville.

The use of the brown truss in this bridge as well as the one in Ada is unique to the area. The roof and the sides protect the timbers from rotting. The current roof is covered with cedar shake shingles.

The bridge was extensively repaired in 1945 and in 1994…

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