This is the last remaining concrete camelback in Arenac County, and it is an impressive one at that, being a 90 foot plan structure, the longest span size that this unique bridge type was built. The longer than 90 foot total structure length is due to the fact that this bridge is skewed. The bridge has been covered with graffiti, mostly on the inside. While historic bridges frequently show up on rural roads, this specific structure type usually shows up on paved roads, and this bridge is a rare exception, located on a dirt road. Perhaps because it is thus not subjected to salt in the winter, the structure appears to be in good shape. Although the years of gravel grinding on it have made it rough, the original deck appears to be in place and in good shape. Unfortunately, plaques do not survive on the bridge, and have been removed.
1925 was the date given for the bridge construction in the inventory. However, Joann emailed HistoricBridges.org the following information regarding the contract for the bridge that she got from old paperwork she had access to:
The name is Frank & Stiehl, the address was AuGres Michigan, and their bid to build the bridge was $18,888.36. The date on the paper is June 18, 1926.
This indicates that the bridge was probably built in 1926 not 1925.
This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Unorganized Photos
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