This bridge is a small example of a standard design of steel stringer that was built in Michigan from about 1927 to 1932. Despite only being used for this short period of time, this standard design was built in large numbers in Michigan. The key design features included beautiful concrete balustrade railings, and also encased the steel fascia beam in concrete to give the bridge the appearance of an all-concrete bridge. Although a small example that has had its plaque stolen, this bridge is noteworthy because it is in great condition. Many bridges of this design that survive today have extensive spalling on the railing. This bridge's railings are in excellent shape.
A nearby road has a modern bridge crossing this same drain. The modern bridge is visible from the historic bridge and the two bridges make an interesting comparison. The historic bridge is beautiful with extensive architectural detailing, while the modern bridge is devoid of any aesthetic details and is ugly.
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