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Island Lake State Recreation Area Railroad Bridge

Island Lake State Recreation Area Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: January 10, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (CSX) Over Huron River and Butcher Road
Location
Rural: Livingston County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Lackawanna Bridge Company of Buffalo, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

This bridge is a traditionally composed plate girder bridge that crosses over Huron River with one span and Butcher Road with a shorter span. The different lengths of the two spans translate into girders of two different depths, giving the bridge a strongly asymmetrical appearance.

The bridge has a Lackawanna Bridge Company plaque on it. These plaques usually have a date on them, but without climbing all over the bridge to get a closer look, it was not legible from the ground.

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