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Robinson Avenue Bridge

Robinson Avenue Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: Winter 2006

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Amtrak, Norfolk Southern) Over Robinson Avenue (60th Avenue)
Location
Rural: Van Buren County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Metal Through Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1930 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2000
Main Span Length
40 Feet (12 Meters)
Structure Length
80 Feet (24 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
805425800001X01

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This extremely unusual bridge is one of the few old bridges remaining in Van Buren County. The bizarre design is that one side of the bridge is two spans and the other side is much shorter and is only one span. The steel bent support is thus only under half of the bridge. To boot, the bridge is skewed! Its unusual design is because the road that parallels the railroad tracks changes the side of the tracks it runs along, plus there is an intersection with Robinson Avenue. This unusual type of intersection resulted in an unusual bridge.

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
42.200670,-85.796920

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