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Blue Water Bridge

Photos 

MI-16-A-1

Photo taken by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1994, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #120554

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over St. Clair River on Westbound I-94 in Port Huron
Location
Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938; rehabilitated 1999
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Modjeski & Masters of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
- Paul Philippe Cret
- Ralph Modjeski of Bochnia, Poland (Design)
- Sarnia Bridge Co. of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
Through truss cantilevered arch bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 871.1 ft.
Total length: 6,178.8 ft. (1.2 mi.)
Deck width: 34.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 29, 1980
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.99917, -82.42500   (decimal degrees)
42°59'57" N, 82°25'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/383848/4761707 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Port Huron
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80004841 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
MINBI 77177111000B044 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
MINEW 09988 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 20237 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2008)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 70.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
7,234

Update Log 

  • October 23, 2017: Updated by Matthew: Changed to most common name & condensed design description
  • July 27, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • February 4, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • October 11, 2012: New photo from Jann Mayer
  • April 13, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • August 11, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning
  • August 10, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER MI-16-A - Blue Water Bridge, Spanning St. Clair River at I-69, I-94, & Canadian Route 402, Port Huron, St. Clair County, MI
  • Michigan DOT Historic Bridges - Blue Water Bridge page of the MDOT Historical Bridges listings
  • Nathan Holth
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com