This is one of several steel stringer bridges in Ingham County that features a distinctive and unusual metal railing design. The only other county that has a noteworthy number of bridges with this railing design is St. Clair County. It is unclear why these two counties used this railing design but other counties did not. While these bridges are not highly significant from a historic standpoint, they do provide an interesting look at the history of county bridge design.
This particular bridge has a slightly different railing design from both the other Ingham County bridges and those in St. Clair County. Instead of having vertical rods that terminate at the top, the rod curves back downward and becomes the adjacent vertical rod. It is unclear why this bridge has this slightly different detail.
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