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Verona Road Bridge

   


Verona Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: Fall 2005
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Verona Road Over I-94
Location
Rural: Calhoun County, Michigan
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1960 By Builder/Contractor: Holloway Construction Company and Jarvick Construction Company and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
129 Feet (39.3 Meters)
Structure Length
414 Feet (126.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
30 Feet (9.1 Meters)
Spans
4 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
13113082000S070

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This curved t-beam has been stripped of its beautiful railings and has had New Jersey barriers placed on it. This is the fate of the majority of curved t-beams that remain in the state have suffered. The original railings play a huge role in making this structure type an attractive one.

This heavily skewed curved t-beam appears on this website to showcase the importance of original railings on bridges, particularly bridges built after 1930, where the structure types became much more simple, but the railings often continued to have a distinct decorative appearance. While the graceful arched beams of this structure type also play a major role in defining an attractive bridge design, both railing and beam are really needed to make the bridge truly an aesthetically pleasing structure.

Also, this bridge is heavily skewed, making it more noteworthy than other t-beams in the area.

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