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Tittabawassee Road Bridge

Tittabawassee Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: November 13, 2021

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Tittabawassee Road Over Whitmore Drain
Location
Rural: and Saginaw County, MichiganMidland County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1932 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
30.0 Feet (9.1 Meters)
Structure Length
31.8 Feet (9.7 Meters)
Roadway Width
26 Feet (7.92 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
6973

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This is an increasingly uncommon example of a small-scale bridge using a railing design unique to Michigan, and matching the architecture of other larger period bridges. Architecturally, it fits in with concrete camelback and girder bridges that were being built at this time in Michigan. Although not a girder itself, the general architectural expression has been maintained with a solid parapet railing with inset rectangles and rounded ends giving a hint of the shape that larger concrete girder bridges would have had. Small scale bridges with this railing type were built as concrete slabs and t-beams, as well as steel stringers. Some counties also adapted and modified the architectural details. Some small examples were documented in St. Clair County and Bay County adapted the general railing design slightly, using the design for longer spans than most counties, and they also added plaques, something that the standard design never had.

This used to be a very common bridge type in Michigan. Increasingly they are either being replaced, or many suffer from severe concrete spalling that has destroyed the architectural features. This example stands out for its complete lack of alteration and lack of spalling on the railing.

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