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28th Street CSX Railroad Overpass

   


28th Street CSX Railroad Overpass

Primary Photographer(s): Randy Mulder

Bridge Documented: October 31, 2010
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (CSX) Over 28th Street (M-11)
Location
Rural: Kent County, Michigan
Structure Type
Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1939 By Builder/Contractor: Wisconsin Bridge and Iron Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
79.7 Feet (24.3 Meters)
Structure Length
176 Feet (53.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
41141063000X020

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This bridge is a relatively long example of a standardized grade separation design that was used by the Michigan State Highway Department on state trunk line roads. The bridge retains excellent historic integrity including the railroad version of MSHD's type R4 railings, which tend to have shorter length panels than those used on highway bridges. The bridge is heavily skewed. The prominent Wisconsin Bridge and Iron Company fabricated the plate girder and the Hillding Construction Company was the on-site contractor for the bridge. The bridge and railroad line was originally owned by the Pere Marquette Railway. The bridge today carries CSX trackage.

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