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Elizabeth Drive Bridge


Elizabeth Drive Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 11, 2009 and June 2, 2011
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Elizabeth Drive Over Elizabeth Park Canal
Trenton: Wayne County, Michigan
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1923 By Builder/Contractor: A. W. Kutche and Company

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
59.7 Feet (18.2 Meters)
Structure Length
59.7 Feet (18.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
39 Feet (11.9 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

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This beautiful bridge with excellent historic integrity is the only vehicular entrance into historic Elizabeth Park. A very wide structure, this bridge retains original railings with decorative posts at the ends. A commemorative park plaque is mounted on the bridge. The bridge is historically significant as a historically intact representative example of a traditional closed spandrel arch bridge, as well as the entrance into a significant and historic area park. It compliments the three historic concrete pedestrian arch bridges in Elizabeth Park very well, with its arch shape. At the same time, it also contrasts with those bridges, with its much more substantial superstructure, clearly contrasting the difference between vehicular and pedestrian bridges. The Michigan Historic Bridge Inventory listed this bridge as eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.


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