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Marshall Avenue Kalamazoo River Bridge

Marshall Avenue Kalamazoo River Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: Fall 2005 and November 8, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Marshall Avenue Over Kalamazoo River
Location
Marshall: Calhoun County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1910 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
62 Feet (19 Meters)
Structure Length
64 Feet (20 Meters)
Roadway Width
35 Feet (10.67 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
134422800062B01

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Bridge Documentation

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This is a single span concrete arch bridge. It is noted for its very unusual railing design, and indeed it is also noted for retaining its original railings since concrete arch bridges often suffer from replacement of their original railing. The railings have bolts on the end that indicate that lighting was previously mounted on the bridge but has been removed. Concrete arch bridges are few in number in Michigan today, and this surviving, largely unaltered example is increasingly significant in Michigan. If the reported 1910 construction date is accurate for this bridge, it is a very old surviving example of its type in Michigan. There are areas of considerable deterioration on this bridge, and no reinforcing was observed in these areas. Some or all of the bridge may be made of unreinforced concrete, which would be rare as well.

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2005 Bridge Photo-Documentation
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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
42.261600,-84.954150

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