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Beecher Road Bridge

   


Beecher Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: Fall/Winter 2006
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Beecher Road Over I-75
Location
Flint: Genesee County, Michigan
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1958 By Builder/Contractor: Loselle Construction Company and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
93 Feet (28.3 Meters)
Structure Length
288 Feet (87.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
48 Feet (14.6 Meters)
Spans
4 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
25125032000S040

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Bridge Documentation

This Bridge Has Been Altered, Resulting In Complete Loss of Historic Significance!

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This bridge had the railings which made it noteworthy removed and replaced!

This bridge is a noteworthy example of early and unaltered Interstate expressway technology. Although the bridge utilizes one of the simplest forms of bridge type, the steel stringer, this bridge exhibits some unusual design. The structure is heavily skewed, which is somewhat uncommon, but along with that the bridge has a very noticeable curve to it, which is quite uncommon for older overpasses. Both skew and curve, and worse the combination of the two must have kept an engineer busy for quite some time! The bridge is also significant as an old expressway overpass that has not had its original railings modified or replaced. In addition, as a four-lane structure, the bridge is a wide structure, particularly for its age. Following documentation, this bridge had its original railings replaced. As such, the bridge does not stand out as significant today.

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