The Front Street Bridge was listed in the National Bridge Inventory with a 1902 construction date. This appears to be incorrect. Assuming that the railings on the bridge are original, a 1935 date appears more on target. If the railings are not original, the bridge could date to the 1920s, but the concrete posts on the early R4 style railings for this bridge are the style used in the 1930s and would indicate an alteration during that time.
Either way, this bridge is a noteworthy example of a concrete arch bridge in Michigan, where there are relatively few examples of this structure type. With the attractive R4 style railings, this bridge contains significant aesthetic quality. As such, it is among the more important bridges in downtown Traverse City, which has a number of old and historic bridges downtown.
The bridge was listed as eligible for listing in National Register of Historic Places by the Historic Bridge Inventory.
This historic bridge has been demolished. This map is shown for reference purposes only.
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