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Main Street - St. Joseph River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Byron Miller in September 2014

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BH Photo #295233

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over St. Joseph River on M-139 (ex-Business US 12) in Niles
Location
Berrien County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1919; replaced 2015
Builders
- Charles W. Cole (designer)
- Kuehn-Jordan Co.
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 337.9 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.82972, -86.26028   (decimal degrees)
41°49'47" N, 86°15'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/561425/4631135 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Niles West
Inventory numbers
MINBI 11111021000B020 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
MINEW 00857 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 19971 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 9, 2019: Updated by Mike Kerkau: Builders, road information; was also replaced in 2015
  • September 23, 2014: New photos from Byron Miller
  • June 23, 2013: New Street View added by James Baughn

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St. Joseph River Bridge
Posted December 9, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

So, the highway designations - or should I say changes - in the city of Niles are said to be rather numerous, probably enough to give you a headache.

But what I've been able to determine is that Main Street originally used to serve U.S. 112 (which was decommissioned at the beginning of 1962) until around September 1956, when the Business Route took its place there. In 1962, Business 112 became Business 12. That stood until March 2010, when Business 12 was decommissioned from Niles, and M-139 took its place.