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Park Road Bridge

Park Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 1, 2010

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Park Road Over I-94
Location
Rural: Berrien County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1960 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
109 Feet (33.22 Meters)
Structure Length
382 Feet (116.43 Meters)
Roadway Width
22 Feet (6.71 Meters)
Spans
4 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
11111017000S040

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This bridge is a good representative example of a curved t-beam freeway overpass in Michigan. Curved t-beam overpasses exist in a few different states across the county, but most out of state examples lack the aesthetic qualities seen in Michigan's unaltered examples, where the arched beams combine with Michigan's signature Type R4 railings and the attractively shaped piers to form a visually pleasing overpass, a genuine rarity on an Interstate Highway. I-94 contains the largest number of remaining examples in Michigan, particularly unaltered examples which retain original railings. Among those with original railings, some have had Armco guardrails added to the inside, while others have no added guardrail. This bridge is an example of a bridge that has had Armco guardrails added, but with original railings remaining behind. This bridge stands out from the average curved t-beam for its 48 degree skew. Note: HistoricBridges.org only has a few overview photos of this bridge. Refer to the other curved t-beam bridges documented in Berrien County for detail photos of these state standard plan bridges.

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