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Elm Street Bridge

Elm Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 25, 2011 and October 23, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Elm Street (New Elm Street) Over Manistique River
Location
Manistique: Schoolcraft County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Concrete Slab, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
5 Main Span(s) and 4 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge crosses the same unusual river layout as the more famous Siphon Bridge. Like the Siphon Bridge, this crossing may have once also functioned as a siphon. Indeed, this bridge appears very similar in design to the Siphon Bridge, with t-beam spans over the river and slab spans over the flume. However, this bridge is more narrow, and there is no aesthetic detailing on the railings, and the original railings on the portion over the river no not appear to remain, with lightweight wooden railings present instead. However, the superstructure of these river spans appears to retain excellent historic integrity, something that may not be true for the Siphon Bridge.

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