This bridge is a relatively short but excellent example of Michigan's visually attractive steel stringer plan that only was used from 1926-1932, yet was built in large numbers over that period. The design features steel stringers with the outside of the outermost stringers being encased in concrete giving the bridge a concrete facade that gives the appearance of the bridge a consistency and also makes the bridge look like an all-concrete bridge to all but those who venture under the bridge. The bridge retains excellent historic integrity with the exception that the plaques have been stolen. The attractive balustrade railings remain in good condition and have not been covered up by modern guardrail.
Although this bridge is actually in fair condition according to the National Bridge Inventory and could easily be rehabilitated, likely for far less than the cost of replacement, demolition and replacement is what is planned for this bridge. The only good news is that according to the owner of an adjacent gas station the plans to replace the bridge are delayed due to loss of funding. Perhaps the less expensive rehabilitation of this attractive bridge should be considered.
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