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I-96 Grand River Bridge

   


I-96 Grand River Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: September 2010
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
I-96 Over Grand River and Market Street
Location
Near Portland: Ionia County, Michigan
Structure Type
Metal Continuous Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1959 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
130 Feet (39.6 Meters)
Structure Length
414 Feet (126.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
35.4 Feet (10.8 Meters)
Spans
4 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
34134044000B013

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This bridge is actually a fair of bridge that are an example of cantilevered deck plate girders designed by the Michigan State Highway Department. This general design of bridge was used in Michigan in the mid-20th Century for major highway crossings of the larger bridges in the state. Several examples remain today. This example has the typical three span continuous girder, plus a single simple-span deck plate girder approach span that carries the highway over Market Street which parallels the river. Aside from the replacement of the original railings, these bridges have excellent historic integrity. They are located next to the historic Kent Street Bridge.

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