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Cleveland Avenue Bridge

Cleveland Avenue Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: 2007

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Cleveland Avenue Over I-94
Location
Lincoln Township: Berrien County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1960 By Builder/Contractor: L. A. Davidson of Saginaw, Michigan and Engineer/Design: Michigan State Highway Department
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
110.0 Feet (33.5 Meters)
Structure Length
380.0 Feet (115.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
26 Feet (7.92 Meters)
Spans
4 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
11111015000S190

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This bridge is a rare surviving example of an expressway overpass in Michigan that features stringer that are built-up beams rather than rolled beams and also retains original railings. In fact, from the freeway the bridge looks quite similar to a deck plate girder. However an inspection under the bridge shows parallel beams of equal size - a stringer. A few other bridges like this one remain in Michigan, but most have lost their original railings and do not have the level of historic integrity that this one does.

The section of I-94 between Kalamazoo and Indiana should be considered a heritage expressway, as there is a large number of curved t-beam bridges to the tune of 18.5 Mile Road Bridge still remaining with guardrail integrity.


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