This bridge is a rare Michigan example of a historic dam
bridge. Integral with a dam, this bridge carries Silver Lake Road over both
the dam and the water at the same time. Despite the specialized nature of
the bridge, the structure displays typical period details including the
balustrade design that was very prolifically used for a surprisingly short
period in Michigan, between 1928 and 1932. Usually these balustrades appear
on steel stringer bridges, but in this case, the bridge is listed as a
t-beam. A typical period standard Michigan State Highway Department plaque
design is present as well on the bridge. The bridge appears to be unaltered
from its original design.
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Maps and Links: Argentine Dam Bridge
This historic bridge has been demolished. This map is shown for reference purposes only.