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Cambridge Avenue Bridge

Cambridge Avenue Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 1, 2005, Fall/Winter 2006, and November 22, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Cambridge Avenue (Park Road) Over Swartz Creek
Location
Flint: Genesee County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1924 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
60 Feet (18.2 Meters)
Structure Length
60 Feet (18.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
24.3 Feet (7.41 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
255238801128B01

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Bridge Documentation

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A number of arch bridges were built in the city of Flint in the late 1910s and early 1920s, and this is one of those bridges. Some of the other bridges are much larger than this one, and are on MDOT's website. Some, like Chevrolet Avenue, are located closer to the downtown area, in an ugly industrial area and are not as scenic. In that area the rivers flow in giant concrete trenches. Despite the poor condition of the guardrails on this Old Cambridge Avenue Bridge, this bridge remains an attractive structure in a setting more scenic than some of Flint's other bridges.

This Cambridge Avenue bridge sits tucked in the trees going in a park setting now. Cambridge Avenue likely got shut down when the nearby I-69 was built, although there is little trace of the old road left in the area other than the bridge. This bridge was built in 1924, according to the Michigan historic bridge inventory. The bridge appears to have once had a plaque, but it has been removed. The guardrails on the bridge are original, but many of the balustrades are missing.

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A supplemental collection of photos that are from additional visit(s) to the bridge and have not been organized or captioned. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer

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