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Scotten Avenue Bridge

Scotten Avenue Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 29, 2022

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Scotten Avenue Over Michigan Avenue (US-12)
Location
Detroit: Wayne County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1941 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department
Rehabilitation Date
1999
Main Span Length
42.0 Feet (12.8 Meters)
Structure Length
144.0 Feet (43.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
42 Feet (12.8 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
82182062000S040

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Bridge Documentation

This is one of three overpasses on this stretch of road noted for their attractive architectural detailing, including the unusual use of stone facing on the substructures. Two of them are railroad bridges, and this is a highway overpass. Unusually, the bridge design follows a plate girder form that Michigan State Highway Department usually only used on railroad bridges. However a review of maps and also noting the slight camber to the deck (each span is angled up slightly), and some surviving R4 railing on the approaching road (the bridge itself has lots its original R4 railing) appear to suggest this has always been a highway bridge, and must have been designed in the same form as the railroad bridges for aesthetic purposes. Indeed the overall presentation of this area indicates that for some reason aesthetics were given an above-average consideration on this section of road. 

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