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Blossomland Bridge

Photos 

Blossomland Bridge

main span closeup

Photo taken by Bob Morgan in July 2010

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BH Photo #171941

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over St. Joseph River on M-63 in St. Joseph
Location
St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1949; rehabilitated 1989
Design
Scherzer rolling-lift bascule main span, 4 steel stringer beam spans and 2 deck girder spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 164.1 ft.
Total length: 713.0 ft.
Deck width: 44.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 17, 1999
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.11167, -86.47806   (decimal degrees)
42°06'42" N, 86°28'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/543150/4662306 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Benton Harbor
Inventory numbers
NRHP 99001576 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
MINBI 11111053000B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
MINEW 00880 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 19973 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2009)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 71.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
11,171

Categories 

Bascule (1,024)
Beam (11,942)
Berrien County, Michigan (27)
Built 1949 (357)
Built during 1940s (3,568)
Deck girder (4,486)
Girder (7,939)
Have street view (22,072)
Michigan (880)
Movable (2,705)
NR-listed (2,844)
Navigable waterway (1,998)
Open (36,554)
Owned by state (13,657)
Plate girder (6,110)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,768)
St. Joseph River (33)
St. Joseph, Michigan (3)
Steel stringer (4,684)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,535)

Update Log 

  • May 6, 2017: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 30, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • October 4, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 30, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 5, 2010: Updated by Bob Morgan: added span details and photos

Sources 

  • Bob Morgan - morgans212 [at] att [dot] net
  • Douglas Butler