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Mills Street Bridge

Photos 

MI-62-1

Photo taken by Howard Wright, February 1992, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #121161

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Kalamazoo on Mills in Kalamazoo
Location
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1913; Replaced 1993
Builder
- Richard Heysick Sr.
Design
"The Mills Street Bridge is an early example of a large, earth-filled concrete arch bridge. It has been determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places by the Michigan Bureau of History.

"This historic documentation was undertaken in November of 1995 in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement by the Federal 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 cientist
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
+42.29333, -85.56639   (decimal degrees)
42°17'36" N, 85°33'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/618182/4683340 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kalamazoo
Inventory number
BH 37174 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 15, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Fixed a typo
  • August 14, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

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