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Okemos Road Bridge


Okemos Road Bridge

looking south

Photo from Meridian Township

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Street Views 


Concrete girder camelback bridge over Red Cedar River on Okemos Road NB
Okemos, Ingham County, Michigan
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Both bridges are planned for replacement
Built 1924
Concrete girder camel back
Span length: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.71294, -84.43099   (decimal degrees)
42°42'47" N, 84°25'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/710373/4732138 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
MINEW 03880 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 88621 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 42.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built 1924 (764)
Built during 1920s (10,112)
Doomed (1,049)
Girder (10,809)
Have street view (27,852)
Ingham County, Michigan (30)
Michigan (1,296)
NR-listed (3,000)
Okemos, Michigan (1)
Open (40,333)
Owned by county (21,305)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,555)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,685)

Update Log 

  • March 20, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs


Okemos Road Bridge
Posted March 12, 2021, by Jason Holloway (Jasonholloway1210 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It would be fantastic leave this historic Bridge standing, under the intention of making it a pedestrian bridge. Unfortunately, there already is a purpose built pedestrian bridge to the west of the southbound Bridge. I want this bridge to stay, I believe it may be the last concrete curved cord through girder with an attached sidewalk in the state.

Okemos Road Bridge
Posted March 21, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Both the northbound and the southbound bridges are planned for replacement, correct? Which means, the plan is probably to replace the couplet with one large single multi-lane bridge, not unlike what was done at the US 10/M-47 interchange. (Granted that was MDOT and this would not be, but still.)

Okemos Road Bridge
Posted March 20, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

While i agree completely that it should be preserved, this bridge is currently planned for replacement and its questionable whether they would leave it standing next to its replacement.

Okemos Road Bridge
Posted March 20, 2020, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

No more excuses--they need to save the few of these that remain.