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Court Street Bridge

Court Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: May 16, 2006 and October 2, 2011

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Court Street Road Over Silver Creek
Location
Rural: Arenac County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1926 By Builder/Contractor: Frank and Stiehl of Au Gres, Michigan and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
90 Feet (27.43 Meters)
Structure Length
94.8 Feet (28.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
20 Feet (6.1 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
06311H00019B010

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

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Learn about Michigan's Unique Concrete Camelback Bridges

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.

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2011 Bridge Photo-Documentation
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2011 Bridge Photo-Documentation
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2006 Bridge Photo-Documentation
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