This is an increasingly uncommon example of a small-scale bridge using a railing design unique to Michigan, and matching the architecture of other larger period bridges. Architecturally, it fits in with concrete camelback and girder bridges that were being built at this time in Michigan, in the 1920s and 1930s. Although not a girder itself, the general architectural expression has been maintained with a solid parapet railing with inset rectangles and rounded ends giving a hint of the shape that larger concrete girder bridges would have had. Small scale bridges with this railing type were built as concrete slabs and t-beams, as well as steel stringers. This used to be a very common bridge type in Michigan. Increasingly they are either being replaced, or many suffer from severe concrete spalling that has destroyed the architectural features. This example stands out for its complete lack of alteration and lack of spalling on the railing.
This is a smaller example, and is under 20 foot span.
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