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Old Fred Moore Highway Bridge

Old Fred Moore Highway Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 6, 2003 - Spring 2007

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Fred Moore Highway (Old Alignment) Over Pine River
Location
St. Clair: St. Clair County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Concrete Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is the previous span for the Fred Moore Highway. It is currently serving as a bike path crossing. The bridge stood unused for decades, and only recent was reused as a bike path. It is unclear what fortune might have allowed this bridge to be spared demolition when the 1950s beam bridge was built.

This bridge is an extremely rare example of a concrete deck girder in Michigan. As a one-lane structure with not apparently designed to any standard plan this likely dates to the early 20th Century. The concrete is reinforced.

Modern railings were added to this bridge when it was converted for bike path use. The railings that were selected represent some of the worst that could be used, short of a cyclone fence and wood combination that has been used on some other bridges. The beautiful, historic railings are not all but invisible to those who do not bother to get off the bridge and take a look from beside the river. In the restoration of any historic bridge it is important to choose a railing design that is not only safe, but also does not detract from the historic appearance of the structure. Numerous more effective railing alternatives are available than the one that was used here.


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