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Marengo Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by John Berry in May 2011

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BH Photo #198794

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Camelback through girder bridge over Kalamazoo River on 23 Mile Road
Location
Calhoun County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1925
Builder
- Mead Bros. of Battle Creek, Michigan
Design
Concrete curved chord through girder
Dimensions
Span length: 59.7 ft.
Total length: 59.7 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
State Reward Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.26806, -84.84750   (decimal degrees)
42°16'05" N, 84°50'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/677518/4681782 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Northwest Albion
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
587
Inventory numbers
MINBI 13200098000B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
MINEW 01332 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 48746 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
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: 98.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 7, 2011: Added by John Berry

Sources 

Comments 

Marengo Bridge
Posted June 12, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Frank... thanks for sharing the photos, I had been curious to see what the decorative railings looked like but haven't found the time to make the drive down there. As a preservationist, decorating modern bridges isn't really my thing... but I have to admit this decorative camelback railing is much better than the hideous thing that Kent County did on Thornapple River Road years ago, or what MDOT did with the M-32 Spur bridge in Hillman.

Marengo Bridge
Posted June 12, 2015, by Frank J. Brechting III, P.E. (fbrechting [at] gmail [dot] com)

Attached are photos of the replacement bridge with "camelback" railing.