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. 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 has not spalled as much as other examples and is a fairly large example. Its only alteration is the addition of Armco guardrail.
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