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Yale Road Bridge

Yale Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 18, 2003 - Spring 2007, May 6, 2016, and April 2, 2022

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Yale Road Over Silver Creek (Eves Drain)
Location
Rural: St. Clair County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1922 By Builder/Contractor: Richard Adler and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
46.0 Feet (14 Meters)
Structure Length
50.0 Feet (15.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
20 Feet (6.1 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
77200035000B020

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Bridge Documentation

This is the least-deteriorated examples of the curved-chord through girder bridges in St. Clair county in terms of structural integrity. The concrete has not experienced much spalling, which is good. The structure is skewed quite noticeably. The bridge has State Reward Bridge plaques on it. The bridge was built in 1922, which makes it an early and well preserved example of its structure type.

There is no weight limit on this bridge, there are currently no plans to replace it! However, knowing St. Clair County this will not always be the case. It is important that this bridge not be demolished. The time to restore this bridge, perhaps by applying a protective concrete sealant, is now, before the bridge becomes deficient and costs to rehabilitate increase.

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Narrative Description

This is the oldest known surviving example of a standard Michigan State Highway Department concrete camelback bridge of 50 feet. Michigan's Department developed standard designs in the late 1910s as a way of producing inexpensive bridges for the State Trunkline System, and was a national leader in doing so. Richard Adler of Port Hope, Michigan, was the bridge contractor.

MDOT Historic Bridge St. Clair County Yale Rd. / Eves Drive


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