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Grand Blanc Railroad Bridge

Grand Blanc Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 12, 2009

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (CSX Over Saginaw Street
Location
Grand Blanc: Genesee County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Metal Through Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1940 By Builder/Contractor: L. A. Davidson of Saginaw, Michigan and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
104 Feet (31.7 Meters)
Structure Length
294 Feet (89.61 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
2 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
254276800025X01

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This bridge crosses Saginaw Street which is a former trunkline road (M-54). The Michigan State Highway Department often worked to create grade separations on trunkline roads in Michigan, and the designs vary. This design is a traditional, heavily skewed two span railroad through plate girder that also features concrete tunnels or approach spans for the sidewalks. Michigan State Highway Department plaques are present on the bridge. The bridge is noteworthy for its heavy skew and good historic integrity. Although this railroad is today owned and used by CSX, the line was a Pere Marquette line when the bridge was built.

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