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Gull Street Bridge

Photos 

MI-63-1

Photo taken by Howard Wright, February 1992, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #121169

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Kalamazoo River on Gull in Kalamazoo
Location
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1911; Replaced 1992
Builder
- Richard Heysick Sr.
Design
"The Gull Street Bridge is an early example of a large, earth-filled concrete arch bridge. It has been officially determined to be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places by the Michigan Bureau of History.

"This historic documentation was undertaken in January 1992 in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement by the Fedral Highway Administration, Michigan State Historic Preservation Officer, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Michigan Department of Transportation and the City of Kalamazoo, Michigan as a mitigative measure prior to the demolition replacement of the bridge."

Patricia A. Fisher, Environmental Scientist
WW Engineering & Science
Grand Rapids, Michigan


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Dimensions
Length of largest span: 59.0 ft.
Total length: 212.0 ft.
Deck width: 32.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.29889, -85.57194   (decimal degrees)
42°17'56" N, 85°34'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/617714/4683949 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kalamazoo
Inventory number
BH 37175 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 14, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER MI-63 - Gull Street Bridge