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Kimpton Road Bridge

Kimpton Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Luke Gordon

Bridge Documented: August 1, 2005, November 26, 2005, and May 2011

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Kimpton Road Over South Branch Macon Creek
Location
Rural: Monroe County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
36.7 Feet (11.19 Meters)
Structure Length
38.7 Feet (11.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.4 Feet (4.69 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
58304A00022B010

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

This bridge is in storage!

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This small three panel truss bridge had a wooden deck and sat on relatively tall concrete abutments. Original lattice guardrails survive on the bridge. The bridge retains excellent historic integrity with no alterations to the superstructure. There was some modest collision damage to a few members. The bridge had been closed to traffic by the county with no plans to repair or replace the bridge. Overall the bridge was in decent condition, but isolated areas of severe section loss at the bases of the end posts and on many eye bar heads at the bottom chord connections.

In order to save this bridge from continuing deterioration which would inevitably lead to collapse, HistoricBridges.org and Bach Ornamental and Structural Steel, got together and with the support of the Monroe County Road Commission, worked together to develop and execute a project to remove this and four other similar abandoned and deteriorated truss bridges in the county and place them into storage, ready for future restoration and reuse. The project was done without cost to the county, and HistoricBridges.org and Bach Ornamental and Structural Steel intend to recoup costs by restoring the truss bridges and selling them as like-new historic bridges to new owners.


This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Available

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Removal For Restoration
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A collection of photos documenting the removal of this bridge from its original location to be placed in storage for future restoration and reuse. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
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Structure Overview
Mobile Optimized Photos
A collection of overview photos that show the bridge as a whole and general areas of the bridge. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
View Photo Gallery
Structure Details
Mobile Optimized Photos
A collection of detail photos that document the parts, construction, and condition of the bridge. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
View Photo Gallery
Removal For Restoration
Mobile Optimized Photos
A collection of photos documenting the removal of this bridge from its original location to be placed in storage for future restoration and reuse. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
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Cranecam: Picking The Trusses
Full Motion Video
An HD video camera was mounted on the crane to take video of the two trusses being lifted off their abutments from a unique perspective. Streaming video of the bridge. Also includes a higher quality downloadable video for greater clarity or offline viewing.

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