This bridge is a bit unusual because at the time this bridge was built, Michigan was not building as many t-beams as it had in decades past. In the mid-20th century, T-beams were mainly only used on freeway overpasses in the form of curved t-beams. River crossings such as this were normally steel stringers. In addition, with the exception of the aforementioned curved t-beams, Michigan rarely ever built t-beams for anything but very small crossings. So this bridge is a fairly large example.
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