This bridge is an example of a Michigan State Highway Department riveted, haunched deck plate girder with a cantilevered design that includes a suspended span in the center. The department used these bridges for high level crossings in Michigan that needed to carry a state trunk line over not only a river, but its valley as well. The bridge has attractively detailed abutments and piers. These aesthetic details, the technologically noteworthy cantilever and suspended span design make bridges of this design noteworthy on today's roadways. Bridges like this are no longer built today. Sadly, the original ornamental Type R4 railings that would have been a part of this original bridge have been replaced with modern, ugly New Jersey barrier. A similar bridge to this one exists a short distance north, but was not documented by HistoricBridges.org since the bridge was being rehabilitated.
Original / Full Size Photos
|A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer|
Mobile Optimized Photos
|A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer|
Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
View Bridge Location In:
© Copyright 2003-2021, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.