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Zimmer Road Bridge

Zimmer Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: April 17, 2009

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Zimmer Road Over Red Cedar River
Location
Rural: Ingham County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1956 By Builder/Contractor: W. L. Eva and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
65 Feet (20 Meters)
Structure Length
155 Feet (47 Meters)
Roadway Width
24 Feet (7.32 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
33316H00033B010

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: Demolished and replaced in 2013.

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This 1956 three span stringer bridge retains excellent historic integrity and as such is a good representative example of a mid-1950s stringer bridge in Michigan, including plaque and unaltered "R-4" style ornamental railings. Pier and abutment detailing is of a traditional design for the period as well. This bridge features metal posts on the railings rather than concrete, which some bridges from this period used instead. The metal posts have the typical three strips of metal for accent/decoration, and like most examples of this detail, they have fallen prey to pack rust and are at risk of coming apart or falling off completely.

 Bridges like these are comparatively common to other historic bridge types, but are rapidly being either severely altered or replaced. The best examples from this period should be singled out now for preservation while the selection of bridges to choose from is still good.

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