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Silverwood Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Gene Oliver in October 2019

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BH Photo #464794

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Description 

This is a beautiful example of a Concrete curved chord through girder and is the last bridge of any historical significance in Lapeer county.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete curved chord "Camelback" through girder bridge over North Branch of Flint River on Silverwood Rd.
Location
North Branch, Lapeer County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1928
Design
Concrete curved chord through girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 75.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Also called
Silverwood Road Camelback
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.24558, -83.24714   (decimal degrees)
43°14'44" N, 83°14'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/317567/4790538 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87749 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 11, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed description from Camelback through truss to a concrete curved chord through girder.
  • January 11, 2020: New photos from Gene Oliver

Sources 

  • Gene Oliver
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Silverwood Road Bridge
Posted January 13, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Its probably the last highway bridge that could be found Eligible For Listing in the National Register of Historic Places however.

Silverwood Road Bridge
Posted January 11, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

I wouldn't go quite so far as to say this is the last county bridge with *any* historical significance...the CN railroad bridge over M-53 is a Depression Era artifact, which is not exactly INsignificant.

It might be less of a stretch, though, to say that this is the bridge that best combines aesthetics and significance and still remains today.