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Augusta Drive Bridge

Augusta Drive Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 27, 1905

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Augusta Drive Over Augusta Creek
Location
Augusta: Kalamazoo County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1930 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1937
Main Span Length
22 Feet (6.71 Meters)
Structure Length
25 Feet (7.62 Meters)
Roadway Width
32.2 Feet (9.81 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
394034800013B01

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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

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