This bridge goes over what was the original Augusta Creek, which was bypassed by the canal. Not much flows here anymore, it is more of a backup area for water. This bridge is nearly identical to the M-96 Augusta Creek Canal Bridge, but lacks the support in the middle, and is shorter. This bridge has had the misfortune of having Armco railings plastered on front of it. Most people that drive by never even know that the bridge is old, save for the 65 ton weight limit posted. Michigan has the ridiculously high official unposted weight limit of 77 tons, where some other states are often satisfied with a 40 ton weight limit. That is why a 65 ton weight limit had to be posted. In another state, like Indiana, no posting would be needed.
This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): False Camelback
|A collection of overview and detail photos. This photo gallery contains a combination of Original Size photos and Mobile Optimized photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer|
© Copyright 2003-2019, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.