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Court Street Bridge

Court Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 27, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Court Street Over Farmers Creek
Lapeer: Lapeer County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1951 By Builder/Contractor: P. E. Mason Company of Sandusky, Michigan and Engineer/Design: G. J. McLravy and Sons of Lansing, Michigan

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
33 Feet (10 Meters)
Structure Length
35 Feet (10.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
44 Feet (13.41 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

This bridge has been altered, resulting in a severe loss of historic integrity and significance!

Bridge Status: This bridge had its attractive historic railings removed and replaced with modern barriers in 2012!

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This small bridge is a typical example of a mid-20th Century steel stringer bridge built in Michigan. Characteristic of the period, it includes attractive "Type R4" railings. In 2012, a contract was let to rehabilitate this bridge. The contract included the demolition and replacement of the type R4 railings with modern so-called "Aesthetic parapet tube" railing. To call these railings "aesthetic", in comparison to the R4 railings, is rather inaccurate. The modern railings are essentially concrete barriers with metal poles on top. This bridge is a relatively wide bridge located on city street with a low speed limit. The need for modern railings is questionable. It is likely that reusing the existing railing panels, perhaps on replicated concrete posts, would serve the needs of this crossing just as well, while also retaining a more beautiful appearance.




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