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Borden Road Bridge

Borden Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: March 1, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Borden Road Over Prairie Creek
Location
Rural: Ionia County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1927 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
36 Feet (11 Meters)
Structure Length
40 Feet (12 Meters)
Roadway Width
23 Feet (7.01 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
34200035000B010

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Learn about Michigan's Unique Concrete Camelback Bridges

This bridge continues to show how hardy these concrete camelback bridges are by continuing to serve traffic with no posted weight limit. This does not mean the bridge is in great condition however, as the tops of the girders have spalled quite a bit. These bridges seem to be able to suffer quite a bit of spalling before it will affect their structural integrity. As one of around 40 remaining concrete camelbacks in Michigan, this bridge should be preserved to carry the light to moderate traffic seen on this road.

On an unrelated note, this bridge is located a ways west of Hubbardson. From what was visible, the town must have made the poor decision to remove or let collapse a historic bridge and had then built a slab, on a new alignment. This original bridge was likely a metal truss bridge. The old road alignment and abutments could be seen.

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