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M-68 Rainy River Bridge

M-68 Rainy River Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 12, 2009

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
M-68 Over Rainy River
Location
Rural: Presque Isle County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1954 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
40 Feet (12.2 Meters)
Structure Length
118 Feet (35.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
28 Feet (8.53 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
71171021000B010

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This bridge is a traditional example of a type of bridge that Michigan occasionally built over both rivers and railroads, which was a standard multi-span steel stringer, but which stood on steel bent supports instead of concrete piers. This bridge features this design in its most typical format, and is a good representative example of a mid-20th Century steel stringer in Michigan using steel bents instead of the usual concrete piers.

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