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Fergus Road Shiawassee River Bridge

Fergus Road Shiawassee River Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: 2006

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Fergus Road Over Shiawassee River
Location
Rural: Saginaw County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1956 By Builder/Contractor: Jarvick Construction Company and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
55 Feet (17 Meters)
Structure Length
220 Feet (67 Meters)
Roadway Width
24 Feet (7.32 Meters)
Spans
4 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
73200014000B010

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This bridge no longer exists!

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This is a four span steel beam bridge with a heavy skew. The deck is concrete, and the railings are original, with no new railings added. The beams have been painted, although the railings, unfortunately, do not appear to have received any paint. The plaque on the bridge describes the bridge as a Federal Aid Secondary Project. Jarvick Construction Company is listed as the contractor for this bridge which was built in 1956. The bridge's abutments are concrete, and the piers are an uncommon steel bent support system, similar to the much older A-45 Bridge. There is no posted weight limit for the bridge.

In terms of beauty, this bridge was built on the eve of aesthetic bridge design. With a attractive railing design, this is a pleasant bridge to cross. This railing design was used for many years, but by the mid-1960s, the railing style seen on this bridge would be scrapped for a segmented concrete with pipe above design that displays a negligible amount of aesthetic detail. This segmented design was originally used on bridges of all types but was replaced subsequently by the even uglier New Jersey Barrier for major highways.

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