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Seaway Drive Railroad Overpass

   


Seaway Drive Railroad Overpass

Primary Photographer(s): Randy Mulder

Bridge Documented: August 1, 2010
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (CSX) Over Seaway Drive (BL-31)
Location
Muskegon: Muskegon County, Michigan
Structure Type
Metal Through Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1956 By Builder/Contractor: Carl Goodwin and Sons of Allegan, Michigan and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
105 Feet (32 Meters)
Structure Length
209 Feet (63.7 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
61161151000X020

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This bridge is a plate girder overpass that carries a railroad line over a depressed section of divided highway. The structure is noted for its heavy skew. The bridge has an unusual pier design. The odd design may be because of the skew, but part of the pier and the abutment looks like it may have been designed to accommodate a widening or expansion of the bridge in the future. The bridge retains excellent historic integrity. There are also unaltered retaining walls for the divided highway that feature Michigan's beautiful type R4 railings. The integrity and aesthetics of this contribute to the quality of the setting.

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