A number of bridges in Michigan similar to this one were built in the late 1920s and early 1930s. In general, those built in the late 1920s included abutment railings that were different from the railings on the bridge, while those built in the early 1930s featured the same railing design along the length. The Caseville Bridge was built in 1929 and does have the different abutment railings. This change in railing design has a positive influence of the bridge, producing an attractive compliment of design.
This bridge is a significant example of this ca. 1930 bridge design, as it retains good historic integrity, with the exception of stolen plaques and what appears to be missing light standards that would have been on the bridge. Among bridges of this style in Michigan, it is a medium-sized structure, composed of two spans. It is fairly wide, with three lanes and a sidewalk on both sides. The southeast end of the bridge has unusual design, where the abutment is extended, and railing system extends with it, apparently to create a safety barrier for the sidewalk between the end of the bridge to the nearby building.
Finally, this bridge is historically significant in regards to its corridor of travel, as it appears to be the oldest remaining bridge on M-25, which is a long trunk line that runs from Port Huron to Bay City along the lakeshore, which for much of its length serves primarily residential and tourism purposes rather than being an efficient truck route.
Very shortly after this bridge was photographed it was demolished and replaced with a mundane structure with no heritage of aesthetic value.
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