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Sidney Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Randy Mulder

Bridge Documented: August 25, 2010

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Sidney Road (CR-510) Over Flat River
Location
Gowen: Montcalm County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1931 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
62 Feet (19 Meters)
Structure Length
65 Feet (20 Meters)
Roadway Width
23 Feet (7.01 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
59200007000B010

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This bridge's future is at risk!

Bridge Status: This bridge is slated for demolition and replacement!

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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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