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Centreville Michigan
COME CELEBRATE THE 127TH ANNIVERSARY OF LANGLEY COVERED BRIDGE

June 20 and 21st, 2014 in Historic Downtown Centreville.


NAMED AFTER ONE OF THE PIONEER CENTREVILLE FAMILIES, THE LANGLY COVERED BRIDGE WAS BUILT IN 1887 BY PARKVILLE RESIDENT PIERCE BODNER.  SPANNING A TOTAL OF 282 FEET THROUGH  THREE 94 FOOT SECTIONS, THE  BRIDGE CROSSES THE ST. JOSEPH RIVER 3 MILES NORTH OF CENTREVILLE. YET TODAY, IT REMAINS TO BE THE LONGEST COVERED BRIDGE IN MICHIGAN, AND AMONG THE LONGEST IN THE COUNTRY.  DUE TO AN INCREASE IN WATER DEPTH FROM THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE STURGIS DAM IN 1910, THE LANGLEY BRIDGE NEEDED TO BE RAISED 8 FEET TO ACCOMIDATE THE ADDITIONAL WATER FLOW.  OVER THE NEXT FORTY YEARS, THIS ADDITIONAL WATER FLOW HAD TAKEN ITS TOLL ON THE ORIGINAL MASONRY ABUTMENTS AND PIERS.  FROM 1950 - 1951, THE ST. JOSEPH COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION PERFORMED A WIDE RANGE OF REPAIRS TO PRESERVE ITS ITEGRITY.



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