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! Confirmed demolition date within one year or an especially historic bridge that is threatened with demolition at any level.
X The bridge has been confirmed demolished or collapsed.
S The bridge has been dismantled or moved to an offsite location and is not currently available for public viewing.
L Most or all of the original bridge material has been demolished and replaced, including historically significant elements, but some original parts of the bridge remain.
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Total Bridges Found: 28

 Bridge Name HSR Rating Facility Carried / Feature Intersected LocationStructure Type Structure DimensionsConstruction Date / Builder or Contractor DescriptionThumbnail
2nd Street Railroad Overpass
Historic Significance Rating. Railroad (Amtrak, Norfolk Southern) Over 2nd Street Niles: Berrien County, Michigan Stone Semicircular Deck Arch, Fixed Main Spans: 1 1891 By: Unknown A nice stone arch bridge is located near the large railroad deck truss in Niles.Bridge.
Blossomland Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. M-63 (Main Street) Over St. Joseph River St. Joseph: Berrien County, Michigan Metal Deck Girder, Movable: Double Leaf Bascule (Rolling Lift) and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed Total Length: 713 ft
Main Span Length: 164 ft
Roadway Width: 44 ft
Main Spans: 1
1948 By: American Bridge Company of New York, New York and Hazelet and Erdal of Chicago, Illinois A rare example of a Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridge.Bridge.
Boyer Road Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Boyer Road Over I-94 Rural: Berrien County, Michigan Concrete Continuous Curved T-Beam, Fixed Total Length: 337 ft
Main Span Length: 105 ft
Roadway Width: 22 ft
Main Spans: 4
1960 By: Pierson Contracting Company and Owen-Ames-Kimball Company and Michigan State Highway Department This representative example bridge is noted for its 47 degree skew.Bridge.
X Britain Avenue Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Britain Avenue Over I-94 Rural: Berrien County, Michigan Concrete Continuous Curved T-Beam, Fixed Total Length: 250 ft
Main Span Length: 77.8 ft
Roadway Width: 23 ft
Main Spans: 4
1960 By: L. W. Edison and Company and Carl Goodwin and Sons of Allegan, Michigan and Michigan State Highway Department This bridge was a rare example of a curved t-beam with no added modern guardrails.Bridge.
Carmody Road Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Carmody Road Over I-94 Rural: Berrien County, Michigan Concrete Continuous Curved T-Beam, Fixed Total Length: 361 ft
Main Span Length: 103 ft
Roadway Width: 26 ft
Main Spans: 4
1960 By: Unknown and Michigan State Highway Department A rare example of a curved t-beam with a heavy skew.Bridge.
Cleveland Avenue Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Cleveland Avenue Over I-94 Lincoln Township: Berrien County, Michigan Metal Pin and Hanger Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed Total Length: 380 ft
Main Span Length: 110 ft
Roadway Width: 26 ft
Main Spans: 4
1960 By: L. A. Davidson of Saginaw, Michigan and Michigan State Highway Department A rare surviving example of a stringer bridge with both built-up beams and original railings.Bridge.
CSX and Amtrak Railroad Overpass
Historic Significance Rating. Railroad (CSX) Over Railroad (Amtrak) Rural: Berrien County, Michigan Metal Through Girder, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed Main Spans: 1 By: Unknown An unusual railroad over railroad grade separation.Bridge.
X Flynn Road Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Flynn Road Over Galien River Rural: Berrien County, Michigan Metal 3 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Pony Truss, Fixed Total Length: 51 ft
Main Span Length: 49 ft
Roadway Width: 22.6 ft
Main Spans: 1
1928 By: Unknown The trusses from this demolished bridge were set up for decoration on a private driveway, and discusses the fate of another metal truss in the county.Bridge.
Glendora Road Bridge East
Historic Significance Rating. Glendora Road Over East Branch Galien River Rural: Berrien County, Michigan Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed Total Length: 26 ft
Main Span Length: 23 ft
Roadway Width: 24 ft
Main Spans: 1
1941 By: Unknown One of two nearly identical small utilitarian structures on this section of road.Bridge.
Glendora Road Bridge West
Historic Significance Rating. Glendora Road Over East Branch Galien River Rural: Berrien County, Michigan Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed Total Length: 27 ft
Main Span Length: 26 ft
Roadway Width: 24 ft
Main Spans: 1
1941 By: Unknown One of two nearly identical small utilitarian structures on this section of road.Bridge.
Glenlord Road Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Glenlord Road Over I-94 Lincoln Township: Berrien County, Michigan Concrete Continuous Curved T-Beam, Fixed Total Length: 342 ft
Main Span Length: 96.8 ft
Roadway Width: 26 ft
Main Spans: 4
1960 By: Unknown and Michigan State Highway Department This curved t-beam features unaltered railings and a perfectly flat deck that has no arch to it.Bridge.
Highland Avenue Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Highland Avenue Over I-94 Rural: Berrien County, Michigan Concrete Continuous Curved T-Beam, Fixed Total Length: 290 ft
Main Span Length: 89 ft
Roadway Width: 22 ft
Main Spans: 4
1960 By: Unknown and Michigan State Highway Department This bridge is a rare example of a curved t-beam with no added modern guardrails, and it has unusual post-tensioning on it.Bridge.
Klock Road Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Klock Road Over Paw Paw River Benton Harbor: Berrien County, Michigan Metal Pin and Hanger Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed Total Length: 179.8 ft
Main Span Length: 59.7 ft
Roadway Width: 58 ft
Main Spans: 3
1955 By: Unknown and Michigan State Highway Department This bridge tells an interesting story about Klock Road and Benton Harbor.Bridge.
Maiden Lane Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Maiden Lane (Old, Abandoned Alignment) Over Hickory Creek St. Joseph Township: Berrien County, Michigan Metal 3 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Pony Truss, Fixed Main Spans: 1 By: Unknown This long-abandoned truss bridge is a rarity in Berrien County.Bridge.
! Main Street Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Main Street (US-12 BR) Over St. Joseph River Niles: Berrien County, Michigan Concrete Closed Spandrel Deck Arch, Fixed Total Length: 338 ft
Main Span Length: 90 ft
Roadway Width: 30 ft
Main Spans: 4
1919 By: Unknown This large concrete bridge has an incline and is an aesthetically pleasing structure.Bridge.
Main Street Culvert
Historic Significance Rating. Main Street (BL-94) Over Ox Creek Benton Harbor: Berrien County, Michigan Concrete Culvert, Fixed Total Length: 29 ft
Main Span Length: 13.8 ft
Roadway Width: 50 ft
Main Spans: 2
1949 By: W. H. Harvie and J. H. Frisinger One of two nearby early concrete cast-in-place culverts with good historic integrity and attractive railings.Bridge.
New Troy Bridge
Mill Road Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Mill Road (Avery Road) Over Galien River New Troy: Berrien County, Michigan Concrete 60 Foot Plan Curved Chord Through Girder, Fixed Total Length: 60 ft
Main Span Length: 57 ft
Roadway Width: 20 ft
Main Spans: 1
1923 By: W. Marshall and Sons of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Michigan State Highway Department This historic bridge was bypassed by a modern bridge and was saved from demolition by the community of New Troy who beautifully restored it and made a park around it!Bridge.
Niles Railroad Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Railroad (Amtrak and Norfolk Southern) Over St. Joseph River and US-31 BR Niles: Berrien County, Michigan Metal 8 Panel Pin-Connected Baltimore Deck Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed Total Length: 640 ft
Main Span Length: 110 ft
Main Spans: 4
1899 By: Detroit Bridge and Iron Works of Detroit, Michigan Both unusual and impressive, this is a large four-span structure.Bridge.
Niles Road Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Niles Road (M-63) Over Yellow Creek Rural: Berrien County, Michigan Concrete T-Beam, Fixed Total Length: 32.8 ft
Main Span Length: 32.8 ft
Roadway Width: 42.7 ft
Main Spans: 1
1949 By: Unknown This culvert-like bridge is the type of bridge that hardly anyone even knows is there, yet it was designed to look nice.Bridge.
North Shore Drive Bridge
Ox Creek Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. North Shore Drive Over Ox Creek Benton Harbor: Berrien County, Michigan Concrete Continuous Culvert, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Culvert, Total Length: 25 ft
Main Span Length: 9 ft
Roadway Width: 36 ft
Main Spans: 2
1939 By: Unknown With very long railing panels, this is an early and unusual example of a cast-in-place culvert.Bridge.
Park Road Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Park Road Over I-94 Rural: Berrien County, Michigan Concrete Continuous Curved T-Beam, Fixed Total Length: 382 ft
Main Span Length: 109 ft
Roadway Width: 22 ft
Main Spans: 4
1960 By: Unknown and Michigan State Highway Department This representative example bridge is noted for its 48 degree skew.Bridge.
Paw Paw River Railroad Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Railroad (CSX) Over Paw Paw River Benton Harbor: Berrien County, Michigan Metal Deck Girder, Movable: Single Leaf Bascule (Fixed Trunnion) and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed Total Length: 123 ft
Main Span Length: 46 ft
Main Spans: 1
1915 By: Wisconsin Bridge and Iron Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Although significantly altered and no longer able to raise for boats, this bridge is an unusual and perhaps unexpected bascule bridge.Bridge.
Snow Road Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Snow Road Over Drain To Hickory Creek Rural: Berrien County, Michigan Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed Main Spans: 1 By: Unknown A small but unaltered example of a steel stringer bridge with lattice railing.Bridge.
St. Joseph Railroad Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Railroad (CSX) Over St. Joseph River St. Joseph: Berrien County, Michigan Metal Rivet-Connected Polygonal Warren Through Truss, Movable: Swing (Center Pier) Total Length: 544 ft
Main Span Length: 234 ft
Roadway Width: 15 ft
Main Spans: 1
1904 By: American Bridge Company of New York, New York A large camelback truss swing bridge that is still in operation.Bridge.
Territorial Road Culvert
Historic Significance Rating. Territorial Road Over Ox Creek Benton Harbor: Berrien County, Michigan Concrete Culvert, Fixed Total Length: 23 ft
Main Span Length: 10.8 ft
Roadway Width: 54 ft
Main Spans: 2
1949 By: Unknown One of two nearby early concrete cast-in-place culverts with good historic integrity and attractive railings.Bridge.
US-12 M-51 Overpasses
Historic Significance Rating. US-12 (Pulaski Highway) Over M-51 (11th Street) Niles: Berrien County, Michigan Metal Pin and Hanger Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed Total Length: 156.8 ft
Main Span Length: 78.7 ft
Roadway Width: 33 ft
Main Spans: 3
1955 By: Unknown and Michigan State Highway Department A rare example of a pre-1960 divided highway overpass with original railings.Bridge.
US-12 St. Joseph River Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. US-12 (Pulaski Highway) Over St. Joseph River Near Niles: Berrien County, Michigan Metal Deck Girder, Fixed Total Length: 480 ft
Main Span Length: 100 ft
Roadway Width: 60.4 ft
Main Spans: 5
1954 By: L. W. Lamb Company of Jackson, Michigan and Michigan State Highway Department This bridge is actually two large plate girder bridges side by side.Bridge.
X Watervliet Road Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Watervliet Road (Old M-140) Over Paw Paw Lake Outlet Watervliet: Berrien County, Michigan Concrete Closed Spandrel Deck Arch, Fixed Total Length: 45 ft
Main Span Length: 40 ft
Roadway Width: 22 ft
Main Spans: 1
1916 By: W. B. Rogers and Michigan State Highway Department Despite historic significance, integrity, and beauty, Berrien County elected to demolish this bridge.Bridge.

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