Grist Mill Bridge in Elsie, Michigan

Maple River and its Bridges in Elsie, Clinton County, Michigan


Here are some photos of the Maple River and its bridges near Elsie. You may click on the thumbnail images of each photo to see a larger version. Bridges typically were named after the nearest property owner. Today most if not all of the old bridges are closed because of their deteriorated condition.

Grist Mill Bridge The old Grist Mill Bridge about 1907. This bridge over the Maple River still exists but is no longer used.
Bridge over breakwater. Bridge over the Maple River breakwater about 1910. Photo by Sheldon Wight.
Bridge over breakwater. Bridge over the Maple River breakwater about 1910.
Bridge over breakwater. Bridge over the Maple River breakwater.
Canoers by the Grist Mill Bridge Canoers paddling by the breakwater on the Maple River around 1910. A cyclist also aims to cross the river along the breakwater.
Clearing the breakwater Workmen appear to be clearing debris from the breakwater on the Maple River, around 1910. Onlookers watch from a horse-and-buggy on the bridge above.
Clearing the breakwater Workmen appear to be clearing debris from the breakwater on the Maple River, around 1910.
The Maple River breakwater today. The breakwater on the Maple River in September 2002. It appears to be a popular fishing spot.
Bridge over the Maple River today. The bridge over the breakwater on the Maple River in September 2002.
Bridge over the Maple River today. Another bridge over the Maple River in September 2002.
Close up of Craddock Bridge Close up of the Craddock bridge around 1910.
The old grist mill The old grist mill on the Maple River.
Man on log straddling Maple River A man relaxes on a log which straddles the Maple River.
Woman on bank of Maple River A woman stands on the brink of the Maple River.
Fishing on the Maple River, around 1910. Fishing on the Maple River, around 1910.
The bank of the Maple River The bank of the Maple River in September 2002. It doesn't look like much has changed in the last hundred years.
Maple River scene The Maple River near Elsie in September 2003.
Maple River scene The Maple River near Elsie in September 2003.
Boats on Maple River Boating on the Maple River around 1910. Photo by Sheldon Wight.
Boats on Maple River Boating on the Maple River around 1911.
Watson Bridge Watson Bridge over the Maple River, around 1908.
Levey Bridge The Levey Bridge over the Maple River, around 1910.
Boaters near Levey Bridge Boaters pass by the Levey Bridge
Boater near the breakwater on the Maple River Boater near the breakwater on the Maple River, around 1908.
Boater on Maple River Boaters on the Maple River, around 1910.
Boater on Maple River Another boater on the Maple River, around 1910.
Watson Bridge Watson Bridge over the Maple River, around 1910.
Wooden bridge over the Maple River, around 1910. Wooden bridge over the Maple River, around 1910.
Boats on the shore of the Maple River, around 1914. Boats on the shore of the Maple River, around 1914.


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Last modified by pib on August 31, 2008.