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CN - Rt53 Viaduct

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1935 Postcard View

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BH Photo #379450

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Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Rt 53 on Canadian National Railway
Location
Imlay City, Lapeer County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
Builder
- Walbridge and Aldinger Co.
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Grand Trunk Western Railroad (GTW)
Design
Girder and Floorbeam system
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.9 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.02316, -83.07171   (decimal degrees)
43°01'23" N, 83°04'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/331199/4765469 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Imlay City
Inventory numbers
MINEW 05317 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
MINBI 44144031000X010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
BH 75746 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 11, 2020: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs
  • February 20, 2017: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: NBI Data

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CN - Rt53 Viaduct
Posted January 11, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Both this bridge and the Ashmun Street bridge in Sault Ste. Marie (BH 20006) are products of the National Recovery Project, one of the multiple New Deal entities that emerged in effort to reverse the Great Depression.

I'm a bit at a loss for how to account for that particular project on here, though, because it's a little less straightforward compared to the Works Progress and Public Works Administrations. Plus, the National Recovery Administration, which would otherwise be my best guess, was declared unconstitutional in 1935, thus that entity lasted for much less time than the WPA and PWA.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Industrial_Recovery_A...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Recovery_Administrati...