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 guardrail.
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