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Front Street Bridge

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Front Street Circa 1907

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BH Photo #384035

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Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Boardman River on Front Street in Traverse City
Location
Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Status
Doomed
Future prospects
Set for replacement, construction to last Fall 2019 through Spring 2020
History
Built 1902
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 59.7 ft.
Total length: 65.9 ft.
Deck width: 44.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.76389, -85.62722   (decimal degrees)
44°45'50" N, 85°37'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/608639/4957638 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Traverse City SW
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
14,750
Inventory numbers
MINBI 284676400041B03 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
MINEW 03072 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 20047 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Arch (11,736)
Built 1902 (501)
Built during 1900s (6,976)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,843)
Deck arch (10,980)
Doomed (1,083)
Grand Traverse County, Michigan (4)
Have street view (25,993)
Michigan (1,096)
NR-listed (2,890)
Open (38,831)
Owned by city (5,055)
Skewed (4,826)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,786)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,069)

Update Log 

  • June 27, 2019: Updated by Mike Kerkau: Doomed
  • March 23, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein

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Front Street Bridge
Posted June 27, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge is doomed: https://www.traverseticker.com/news/four-traverse-city-bridg...

From what I've seen in articles in the Record Eagle (where you can only read so many pages before they start charging for it), this has been moving to get done since 2017, but apparently now the necessary parts - planning, funding, etc. - are all in place.