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Broadmoor Avenue Railroad Overpass

   


Broadmoor Avenue Railroad Overpass

Primary Photographer(s): Randy Mulder

Bridge Documented: November 6, 2011
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (CSX) Over Broadmoor Avenue
Location
Kentwood: Kent County, Michigan
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1948 By Builder/Contractor: Hertel-Deyo Company and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
78.7 Feet (24 Meters)
Structure Length
200 Feet (61.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
41141031000X010

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This bridge and the adjacent highway bridge were built in 1948 as part of the creation of Broadmoor Avenue, a direct route for M-37 from 28th St & East Beltline Ave to Caledonia (about 8 miles SSE). They are the result of local topography, as all the other roads (and a few rail spurs since removed) crossed it at grade. Broadmoor Avenue has since been widened to 5 or more lanes to the north, and the highway has a divided section to the south. Approaching the bridge on Broadmoor Avenue, this bridge looks like a through plate girder (girder and floorbeam system). However looking at the bridge from underneath, it is apparent the bridge is composed of multiple parallel built-up beams (multi-girder/stringer bridge) although the outermost beams are a little taller like a through plate girder would have, and the railings for the bridge are mounted on these taller beams.

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