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Argentine Dam Bridge

Lobdell Lake Dam Bridge

Argentine Dam Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: October 9, 2009 and March 4, 2010

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Silver Lake Road Over Lobdell Lake Dam
Location
Argentine: Genesee County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1929 By Builder/Contractor: B. C. Lord of Clayton, Michigan and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
31.8 Feet (9.69 Meters)
Structure Length
59.7 Feet (18.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
30 Feet (9.14 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
25200005000B010

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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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