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Ann Arbor Road Bridge

Ann Arbor Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: December 15, 2010

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Ann Arbor Road (Old M-14) Over Middle River Rouge
Location
Livonia: Wayne County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1925 By Builder/Contractor: M. E. White Company of Chicago, Illinois

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
77 Feet (23.4 Meters)
Structure Length
77 Feet (23.4 Meters)
Roadway Width
28 Feet (8.53 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
82182101000B030

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This bridge is one of a number of interesting old bridges located along the various parkways that surround the three branches of River Rouge. Like most of the bridges of note in the parkways, this bridge has lost its original railings. The bridge does retain its original plaque however it was mounted on the outside of the bridge when the railings were replaced. While this is odd, it does ensure that the plaque is not covered up by Armco approach guardrail, and during a winter visit to the bridge the snowplows will not have covered the plaque with ice and snow, which is good because this bridge is absolutely buried in trees and shrubs and really can only be seen and enjoyed in the winter when the leaves are gone. The plaque for this bridge is a standard Michigan State Highway Department style plaque that was used in the 1920s. The bridge, presumably designed by the Michigan State Highway Department, is traditionally composed and relatively unadorned, especially compared to some of the Wayne County Road Commission designed arch bridges which remain in the county.

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