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Camelback Bridge

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Michigan old US 12 Mottville bridge

Appears we were heading Westbound back in this suprise find back around 1985.

Photo taken by James Norwood circa 1985

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BH Photo #166012

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Facts 

Overview
Concrete curved chord through girder bridge over St Joseph River on formerly US-12
Location
Mottville, St. Joseph County, Michigan
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1922. Bypassed with new bridge in 1989. Reported to be the longest concrete "camelback" bridge in the US.
Builder
- Smith and Nichols
Design
Concrete curved chord through girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 270.0 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 5, 1991
Also called
Mottville Old US 12 St. Joseph River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.80009, -85.75697   (decimal degrees)
41°48'00" N, 85°45'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/603267/4628327 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mottville
Inventory numbers
MINBI 78178021000B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
MINEW 10266 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
NRHP 91000388 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 45334 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info
  • November 13, 2013: New photos from Jim Allen
  • May 22, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • May 21, 2010: Added by James Norwood

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