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M-21 Railroad Overpass

M-21 Railroad Overpass

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: Summer 2008

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Key Facts

Location
Rural: Ionia County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1932 By Builder/Contractor: Wisconsin Bridge and Iron Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is a traditional railroad plate girder overpass that is today abandoned. This utilitarian structure appears to retain complete historic integrity including pole railings, builder plaque, and unaltered super/substructure, and a GT logo painted on the girder. The only alteration is that the railroad rails and ties have been removed from the deck. The concrete abutments for this bridge appear to have been designed to accommodate a second bridge if the railroad line had needed to expand.

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