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Elm Circle Drive Bridge

Elm Circle Drive Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: August 1, 2005 and April 10, 2010

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Elm Circle Drive (Abandoned) Over Lower River Rouge
Location
Inkster: Wayne County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1900 By Builder/Contractor: C.J. Glasgow Company of Detroit, Michigan

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1969
Main Span Length
57 Feet (17.3 Meters)
Structure Length
60 Feet (18.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
12 Feet (3.66 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
82311I00031B010

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This is an extremely rare and highly unusual example of a bowstring truss bridge. With a construction date of 1900, it falls out of context with the average time period for historic bowstring bridge construction. Most bowstrings were built in the 1870s and have a distinctive style that is strongly associated with whichever bridge builder unusual builder-distinctive details, compared to the 1870s bowstrings. The bridge is a pony truss, and the members on the Elm Circle Drive Bridge are very lightweight. No lattice or v-lacing is present anywhere. The deck is wood, and connections on the bridge are riveted, and it is in fact an early example of a rivet-connected truss bridge in Michigan. Armco guardrails have been placed on the bridge.

This bridge is located on Elm Circle Drive. The history of this road is unknown, but today Elm Circle Drive is a park road. The bridge is closed to traffic, although a sign nearby indicates that there was a weight limit of 6 tons prior to its closure. The bridge may still be used by park officials however, as the bridge was not blocked off. Rocks blocked access to the road from the main park road.

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