HistoricBridges.org Menu: HistoricBridges.org Menu:


We Recommend These Resources:
Bach Steel - Experts at historic truss bridge restoration.
Historic Bridge Finder App: Find Nearby Bridges

HistoricBridges.org: Bridge Browser

David Highway Bridge

David Highway Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: March 1, 2007

View Photos
and Videos
View Maps
and Links

Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
David Highway Over Libhart Creek
Location
Rural: Ionia County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1928 By Builder/Contractor: West and Barden and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
35.8 Feet (10.91 Meters)
Structure Length
40 Feet (12.19 Meters)
Roadway Width
23 Feet (7.01 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
34200017000B010

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: Demolished and replaced in 2016.

View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation

Learn about Michigan's Unique Concrete Camelback Bridges

This is an excellent example of a small concrete camelback bridge. Libhart Creek actually has a slight valley to it here and this bridge is at the bottom of that. The bridge crosses right next to a spot where the creek makes a sharp bend.

This bridge is one of two remaining concrete camelback bridges in Ionia County, the other one being on Borden Road. This bridge is in overall good condition, better in fact than Borden Road Bridge. Like Borden Road, there was no posted weight limit for the David Road Bridge. The bridge features unusual abutment design, as the abutments have these lines cast into them, apparently as an architectural supplement. There is spalling damage on the south side of the western abutment due to road water draining off there. The deck of the bridge has been paved over, which may at first make one think that it protects the deck. But this is not always the case, as doing this often will trap moisture in the concrete deck which causes even more problems.

This bridge had a plaque on it which provided some information on the bridge. The bridge was built as a State Reward Bridge in 1928. The contractor for the bridge was West and Barden.

Divider

Photo Galleries and Videos: David Highway Bridge

 
View Photo Gallery
Bridge Photo-Documentation
A collection of overview and detail photos. This photo gallery contains a combination of Original Size photos and Mobile Optimized photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer

View Maps
and Links

Divider
 
Home Top

Divider

About - Contact

© Copyright 2003-2019, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.

Divider