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Jordan Road Bridge


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Steel stringer bridge over Kearsley Creek on Jordan Road
Genesee County, Michigan
Open to traffic
Built 1934
Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 41.0 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.95388, -83.54458   (decimal degrees)
42°57'14" N, 83°32'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/292435/4758835 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
MINEW 02770 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
MINBI 25302H00013B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
BH 85069 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76.9 (out of 100)
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Beam (15,070)
Built 1934 (767)
Built during 1930s (11,477)
Genesee County, Michigan (15)
Have street view (26,215)
Michigan (1,104)
Open (39,169)
Owned by county (20,369)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,297)
Steel stringer (5,913)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,914)

Update Log 

  • May 11, 2019: New Street View added by Mike Kerkau


  • Mike Kerkau - mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com


Jordan Road Bridge
Posted May 11, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is noteworthy not for having a nationally-significant design like the arch bridges, but because this particular railing style appears to have been a build unique to the county. Further, Iíve been able to find at least 8, maybe 9 examples of bridges that existed with this surface aesthetic using just NBI and StreetView data, all of which date to the 1930s Ė quite possibly making them products of the Depression Era.

This one is the oldest of them that remains Ė despite this being on a dirt road, others were built on paved roads. This one just happens to be (in my opinion) the best-looking one on a street level. (Though as the view is from 2011, itís quite possible that that hasnít held up over the decade.) The worst, is probably easily the one on Lillie Road over the Shiawassee River Ė which was closed on 10/3/2017: https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/2017/10/rotten_beams_worn-o...