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Romeo Plank Road Bridge

Romeo Plank Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 24, 2006

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Romeo Plank Road Over North Branch Clinton River
Rural (Near Romeo): Macomb County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1964 By Builder/Contractor: P. E. Mason Company of Sandusky, Michigan

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
63 Feet (19.2 Meters)
Structure Length
65 Feet (19.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
29.5 Feet (8.99 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: Demolished and replaced.

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This bridge carries Romeo Plank Road on its current alignment over the river. Before this bridge was built, Romeo Plank crossed the river a short distance west over a concrete arch bridge. This concrete arch bridge remains abandoned in place. Click here to view the page for the arch bridge.

This is a very unusual bridge. Structurally it functions as a steel stringer (ie multi-beam) bridge. With the exception of the fascia beams the stringers are traditional rolled i-beams with diaphragms that are also rolled beams. The fascia beams are what are most unusual. Deeper than the other stringers, they are riveted, built-up beams that have an arch shape to them. The riveted design makes the bridge look older than it is, but the reason the beam was riveted is because the unusual shape could not be rolled, but for a bridge of this age one might have expected the beam to be welded or bolted, not riveted. The only apparent reason for having the arched fascia beam would be for aesthetic reasons. This leads to a question... in the 1960s... an era where aesthetics had mostly been eliminated from bridge design, why would this arched design be used? Another mystery is what the original railings looked like. The railings on the bridge today are not original, but one cannot help but wonder if the bridge was designed to look nice, perhaps some interesting non-standard railing was also used? It is unclear.


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