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Paw Paw Ave Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2018

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BH Photo #435183

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Description 

Although NBI shows 1989, some part of this bridge must date to 1927 per the builder plaque

Facts 

Overview
Stringer bridge over Paw Paw River on Paw Paw Avenue
Location
Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1989
Design
Stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 119.8 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.12526, -86.44794   (decimal degrees)
42°07'31" N, 86°26'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/545630/4663831 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 1984)
4,620
Inventory numbers
MINEW 01054 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 82963 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 80.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • September 25, 2018: Added by Steve Conro

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Comments 

Paw Paw Ave Bridge
Posted September 26, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

In Michigan, plaques from former bridges are commonly attached to all-new replacement bridges, so they do not always tell the truth. As for this bridge, my field visit indicated the bridge was all-new construction, with the possible reuse of the bottom/underwater portion of the piers.