This bridge is a very late example of a riveted deck plate girder bascule bridge in Michigan, having been completed in 1964. However, despite this late date, the bridge is configured similarly to bridges of this type built in decades past in Michigan, although the bridge lacks the architectural detailing that might be seen in an older bridge. The bridge has massive single roller bearings for the approach spans, an unusual and interesting feature. A previous bridge at this location was a Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridge as shown below. Also shown below is an even earlier bridge, which was an iron bowstring swing bridge.
Above: The bowstring swing bridge, the bridge at this location prior to the 1908 bascule bridge. Photo date: ca. 1905.
Above: Photos of the 1908 Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridge.
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