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4th Street Bridge

   


4th Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: September 26, 2006
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
4th Street Over I-94
Location
Rural: Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1960 By Builder/Contractor: Holloway Construction Company and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2006
Main Span Length
81 Feet (24.7 Meters)
Structure Length
259 Feet (78.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
26.6 Feet (8.1 Meters)
Spans
4 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
39139024000S010

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View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation

This bridge is similar to the nearby 6th Street Bridge. On the page for the 6th Street Bridge however a more thorough narrative is available that not only discusses the 6th Street Bridge but also discusses these two bridges as a whole. Be sure to visit that page as well.

Unlike the 6th Street Bridge, this structure had already had the new approach railings added, but fortunately the main bridge didn't have these railings on them. O Avenue parallels this bridge east of 4th Street which allows for easy access to some nice side views from this bridge. Within a week of when the photos on this website were taken, modern Armco railings were bolted to this bridge.

The side views of this bridge from a distance still look halfway decent with the added railings, although as you get closer, or when you cross the bridge on 4th Street, the visual damage done to the bridge becomes clear. Still, other curved t-beam bridges in Michigan had their original railings completely removed; at least with these bridges, the original railings are left on the bridge.

This bridge had three different contractors listed for the bridge.

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