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M-96 Bridge

Michigan Avenue Bridge

M-96 Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 29, 2005

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
M-96 (Michigan Avenue) Over Augusta Creek Canal
Location
Augusta: Kalamazoo County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1922 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
14.8 Feet (4.51 Meters)
Structure Length
29 Feet (8.84 Meters)
Roadway Width
40 Feet (12.19 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
39139031000B010

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

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This historic bridge was demolished and replaced in 2010 by MDOT!

This bridge is similar to the Genesee Street Bridge. Another, right in Augusta, is on Augusta Drive. This M-96 bridge has a pier supporting it in the middle, unlike these other two bridges. This bridge has the appearance of a tiny, single span curved chord through girder bridge. These girders do not help to support the bridge, rather, they are acting as railings with the curves and detailing added for beauty. The bridge is actually a t-beam bridge. Michigan engineers apparently wanted to continue the architectural expression seen on the curved chord through girder bridges in their t-beam bridge designs.

Above: Photo of replacement bridge.


This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): False Camelback

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