This bridge has only been included on the website because it is visible from Historic Bridge Park, and although too heavily modified to be considered historic, is built to the same design as a number of historic bridges crossing I-94. Anyone who visits should know a bit more about this structure type. Although the curved beams add some character to the bridge, the original railings are really needed to make this bridge type truly attractive and historic. It is unfortunate that this bridge serves heavy I-94 traffic and the original railings have been replaced with ugly new Jersey barriers. Nevertheless, this bridge's structure type is a historic type no longer used on today's roadways, that of the curved t-beam. This type was commonly built in the 1950s and as late as the very early 1960s.
The 18.5 Mile Road Bridge just east of nearby Marshall, showcases the original railings, as does the Sigler Road Bridge over on I-75 near Monroe. The bridge seen from Historic Bridge Park on I-94 would most likely have had these railings as well when built.
|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|
Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
View Bridge Location In:
© Copyright 2003-2021, 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.