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Lowell Bridges

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: 2009

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Main Street (M-21) Over Flat River
Location
Lowell: Kent County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1941 By Builder/Contractor: L. W. Lamb Company of Jackson, Michigan and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
36 Feet (11 Meters)
Structure Length
72 Feet (22 Meters)
Roadway Width
48 Feet (14.63 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
41141043000B020

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation

This bridge was demolished and replaced in 2010!

There are two similar bridges that cross the Flat River, using a small island (which is completely filled by the bridge and some building footprints) to get there, which is why there are two bridges instead of one. They retain original R4 style railings which appear to have been repaired and galvanized at some point. The bridges are very  wide, and there is no change in the shape, alignment, or width of the street at these bridges. When you drive down Main Street it is hard to realize there is even a bridge at this location aside from the water visible and the railings. The bridges appear to have been designed to fit at perfectly as possible with the design of the existing downtown and main street layout.

The technical facts table refers to the largest, western bridge. For details about both structures, view the archived National Bridge Inventory link above.

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