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US-10 Eastbound Patrick Road Bridge

US-10 Eastbound Patrick Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 2, 2011

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
US-10 Over Patrick Road (North Union Road)
Location
Midland: Midland County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1960 By Builder/Contractor: Walter Toebe Company and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
50 Feet (15.24 Meters)
Structure Length
128 Feet (39.01 Meters)
Roadway Width
42 Feet (12.8 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
56156044000S110

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This bridge is one of a number of curved t-beam overpasses along US-10 that retain original type R4 railings, although modern Armco guardrail has been added to the bridge as well. However, this bridge stands out as particularly special for several reasons. First it is one of the only surviving curved t-beams that carries a limited access highway and still has original railings instead of replacement New Jersey barriers. The bridge is also slightly curved with an accompanying superelevation, features that are extremely rare in Michigan's curved t-beams. Because it crosses over a simple two lane highway, the bridge is quite short compared to most of Michigan's curved t-beam overpasses. There are some similar overpasses in the immediate vicinity of this bridge but they have had their original railings replaced.

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