This bridge is an extremely short bridge for a railroad grade separation. At only 22 feet long, it is only two feet longer than the minimum length that the government uses to define what a bridge is versus a culvert. At the same time, it is an extremely wide bridge, giving this bridge unusual dimensions. The bridge no longer crosses a railroad and instead crosses a non-motorized trail which has taken the place of the railroad trackage.
This bridge uses a standard railing design that the Michigan State Highway Department had, but apparently used very sparingly because the railing design is very rare today. The railing design consists of a design that has the appearance of an old iron fence, with a pattern of circles inserted toward the top. Some county road commissions appear to have adapted this design for their own uses, with the railing being similar to this design but without the circles. These county road commission railings are more common than this MSHD railing with the pattern of circles. These railings are the primary reason for this bridge's historic significance. The bridge also retains an original plaque.
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