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North Shore Drive Bridge

Ox Creek Bridge

North Shore Drive Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Randy Mulder

Bridge Documented: May 16, 2011

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
North Shore Drive Over Ox Creek
Location
Benton Harbor: Berrien County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Concrete Continuous Culvert, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Culvert,
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1939 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
9 Feet (2.7 Meters)
Structure Length
25 Feet (7.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
36 Feet (10.97 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s) and 1 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
114063000115B01

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This three span culvert is of interest because it has three spans, but two different designs. Two of the spans are pre-cast concrete boxes, while a third span at one end looks like a concrete arch, but is listed as a steel arch, so it appears to be a concrete encased steel culvert. The bridge is a relatively early example of a pre-cast box culvert that retains integrity including original type R4 railing. The presence of R4 railing, and even a full size plaque is unusual for a bridge of this size. The R4 railing is very unusual on this structure because the panels are extremely long, indeed about twice as long as most examples of R4 railing. As a 1939 structure, the railing posts follow the earliest form of architectural detailing used on the posts.

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