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Tyrone Avenue Bridge

Tyrone Avenue Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Randy Mulder

Bridge Documented: August 5, 2010

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Tyrone Avenue Over Walter Creek Drain
Location
Rural: Kent County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1925 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
21.0 Feet (6.4 Meters)
Structure Length
25.0 Feet (7.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
21 Feet (6.4 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
41321H00031B010

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This small bridge was built the same year as the 3 Kent City bridges, located on a former trunk line route just a few miles south of here. Since Tyrone Avenue has probably never been a main route, someone may have taken that construction opportunity to get a decent bridge here at an otherwise undistinguished crossing. This bridge has no other railings, probably because it is close to a stop sign in a relatively remote area.

Tiny structures like this bridge still occasionally dot Michigan's landscape in many places. It is the unique railing design that identifies these bridges which were built in the 1920s and 1930s for very short single span crossings. Most of these bridges tend to be shorter than these three bridges and are often under 20 feet long. For the longest examples which may exceed 20 feet by a few additional feet, a slightly different architectural detailing was used on the railings, but the overall design of the railing remains the same. Examples of the shorter designs can be seen on Fisher Road in St. Clair County. The smaller examples are much more numerous in Michigan today. The larger examples like this bridge on Tyrone Avenue are more uncommon. The shorter bridges are usually reinforced concrete slab bridges, while the larger bridges like the Tyrone Avenue Bridge are concrete t-beam bridges.

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