This bridge is an extremely rare example of a multi-span concrete through girder in Michigan. The bridge has been abandoned for many years and although overgrown, retains excellent historic integrity.
This bridge likely dates to somewhere in the 1920s. What is unusual is that the current highway bridge and highway alignment that carries Telegraph Road (US-24) just east of this bridge is listed in the National Bridge Inventory as having been originally built in 1931. This girder bridge would have been very new at that time. It is unclear what the exact history at this location is. However it appears that perhaps beginning in 1931 with the construction of the bridge east of this girder bridge, that the split of US-24 (Telegraph Road) and Monroe Street (M-125) was located a short distance north of Stony Creek, with US-24/Telegraph Road crossing Stony Creek on the girder bridge and M-125 crossing Stony Creek on the 1931 bridge. If this assumption is correct, then it would appear that the abandonment of this girder bridge and a short section of road would have occurred when the split of of US-24 and M-125 assumed its present day location south of Stony Creek, with US-24 and M-125 sharing the 1931 bridge's crossing.
This bridge is on abandoned alignment immediately west of the existing Telegraph Road (US-24)
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