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Some states in the late 1950s and early 1960s constructed curved t-beams as overpasses for limited access highways. Michigan was an apparent leader in doing so, with numerous examples surviving with their original decorative railings. Check out the Sixth Street Bridge
Texas also constructed curved t-beams and the Old Blevins Road Bridge is an outstanding representative example, having retained excellent historic integrity. The railings on this bridge are quite interesting. While not as ornate as Michigan's the Old Blevins Road Bridge's railings display a very low profile, creating a steam-lined appearance with an appearance that would have looked quite "modern" in architectural design.
Most interstate highway overpasses are relatively new and thus built during the period in which we live today, where attractive bridge appearance is not a consideration in bridge design. The Old Blevin's Road Bridge is noteworthy as an example of a bridge constructed during that very short period between the initial development of interstate highways and the time where any architectural design was completely abandoned in bridge design and engineering. As such, the Blevin's Road Bridge is a welcome visual treat on an interstate freeway drive.
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