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Island Park Arch Bridge
Gar Island Park Pedestrian Bridge
Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth
Bridge Documented: 2006, April 18, 2010, and March 13, 2012
Eaton Rapids: Eaton County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
35.2 Feet (10.7 Meters)
51.0 Feet (15.5 Meters)
8.2 Feet (2.5 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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This bridge is very narrow and thus appears to have been built to carry pedestrians only. This bridge is a single span concrete arch bridge. It features concrete balustrade railings. This bridge retains a high degree of structural and historic integrity and is a good example of concrete arch construction in Michigan. One unusual element of the bridge design is that while arch and railings are straight, the deck of the bridge is on an incline. The result is that the railings are higher on the island side of the bridge.
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