Hines Drive has a number of rigid-frame overpasses that cross over it, and they tend to either be old examples of rigid-frames (1930s) or relatively late (1950s) examples. This is one of the older examples, and as such is much more significant than the newer ones. As one of the older bridges, a greater amount of aesthetic details can be found. Although the original railings have been replaced and some spalling has occurred, the aesthetic details are apparent in the detailing on the corners of the abutments and on the edge of the superstructure. The bridge also has decorative pillars that rise above the deck a short distance at the end of each abutments.
A nearby bridge over Middle River Rouge was also constructed for Six Mile Road at the same time as this bridge and the two bridges are very similar in design and appearance.
This bridge was formally found eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places by Michigan Department of Transportation during a 2007 update of the Historic Bridge Inventory.
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