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Twenty-Four Mile Road Overlow Bridge

Photos 

MI-84-1

Photo taken by Carla Anderson, November 1994, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #121350

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over North Branch Clinton River Overflow on 24 Mile Road near Chesterfield
Location
Chesterfield, Macomb County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1912; Replaced 1996
Builder
- Illinois Bridge Co.
Design
"The 24 Mile Road Overflow Bridge is an earth-filled reinforced concrete arch bridge, consisting of a single arch span, and reinforced concrete abutments.

"This is an excellent example of a moderate sized bridge built by a small rural township to serve the transportation needs of its farmers, enabling them to move their products to market. This is one of more than a dozen reinforced concrete bridges built in Macomb County, Michigan, by the Illinois Bridge Company of Chicago. This firm erected scores of concrete bridges in Michigan in the early twentieth century.

"This documentation is a result of a Memorandum of Agreement between the Macomb County Road Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation as a mitigative measure prior to the demolition of the bridge. It was completed in 1995 by Dr. Charles K. Hyde, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202."

Historic American Engineering Report

Dimensions
Span length: 62.0 ft.
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.68820, -82.88020   (decimal degrees)
42°41'18" N, 82°52'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/345973/4727904 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waldenburg
Inventory number
BH 37188 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

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

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER MI-84 - Twenty-Four Mile Road Overflow Bridge, Spanning North Branch of Clinton River, Chesterfield vicinity, Macomb County, MI