R4 railing

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The R4 railing is an attractive and popular Michigan State Highway Department railing that was used commonly in Michigan from 1932 to 1964. Except for a handful of bridges that utilize similar railings in other states, the design appears to be unique to Michigan.

For more information and an excellent overview of this railing type, see: https://historicbridges.org/info/r4/index.php

18 1/2 Mile Road Bridge (Calhoun County, Michigan)
Built 1960
Concrete tee beam bridge over I-94 on 18 1/2 Mile Road
Open to traffic

Au Train River M-94 Bridge (Alger County, Michigan)
Built 1919; rehabilitated 1955
Deck arch bridge over Au Train River on Michigan STH 94
Open to traffic

Bark River M-35 Bridge (Delta County, Michigan)
Built 1948
Deck plate girder bridge over Bark River on M-35
Open to traffic

Berrien Springs "Temporary" Bridge (Berrien County, Michigan)
Built 1949
Lost Steel stringer bridge over St Joseph R on Us-31,Us-33
Replaced by a new bridge

Blue Star Highway Memorial Bridge (Allegan County, Michigan)
Built 1937 by L.W. Lamb; rehabilitated 1982
Deck plate girder bridge over Kalamazoo River on Blue Star Highway (A-2; formerly US 31)
Open to traffic

Castle Road Bridge (Lapeer County, Michigan)
Built 1940
Steel stringer bridge over North Br. Flint River on Castle Road
Open to traffic

Centennial Bridge (Newaygo County, Michigan)
Built 1953 by L.W. Lamb; rehabilitated 2000
Deck plate girder bridge over Muskegon River on M-37 & M-82 (Evergreen Drive)
Open to traffic

CN - Eureka Road Overpass (Wayne County, Michigan)
Westbound span built 1924. Eastbound span rebuilt 1972.
Deck plate girder bridge over Eureka Road on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - US 24 Overpass (Wayne County, Michigan)
Built 1924
Deck plate girder bridge over US 24 on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - West Road Overpass (Wayne County, Michigan)
Built 1927
Deck plate girder bridge over West Road on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

Columbia Road-Grand River Bridge (1950) (Ingham County, Michigan)
Built 1950; Replaced 2017
Steel stringer bridge over Grand River on Columbia Road
Replaced by a new bridge

County Highway F-41 Pine River Bridge (Alcona County, Michigan)
Built 1956
Steel stringer bridge over Pine River on County Hwy F41
Open to traffic

County Road LLL Bridge (Marquette County, Michigan)
Built 1934
Steel stringer bridge over Michigamme River on LLL Road (Old M-95)
Open to traffic

CSX - M-46 Bridge (Saginaw County, Michigan)
Built 1937
Girder bridge over M-46 on CSX RR
Open to traffic

CSX - South Military Street Overpass (Wayne County, Michigan)
Deck plate girder bridge over South Military Street on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

Cut River Bridge (Mackinac County, Michigan)
Built 1947; rehabilitated 2008
Deck truss bridge over Cut River on US 2
Open to traffic

Division Street Bridge (Tuscola County, Michigan)
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1989
Steel stringer bridge over Huron & Eastern RR on Division Street
Open to traffic

East Main Street Bridge (Lenawee County, Michigan)
Built 1941 by E.C. Nolan & Son; demolished and replaced 2020 by slab
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Silver Creek on East Main Street (formerly M-120)
Replaced by a new bridge

Eaton Rapids-East Knight Street Bridge (1955) (Eaton County, Michigan)
Built 1955
Steel stringer bridge over Grand River on East Knight Street
Open to traffic

Fergus Road Bridge (Saginaw County, Michigan)
Built 1947
Steel stringer bridge over Misteguay Creek on Fergus Road
Open to traffic

Fifth Street Bridge (Roscommon County, Michigan)
Built sometime around 1950
Bridge over Robinson Creek on Fifth Street (Old M-76)
Open to traffic

Genesee Avenue Bridge (1938) (Saginaw County, Michigan)
Built 1938; replaced 1973
Deck girder swing bridge over Saginaw River on Genesee Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Ionia Road - Thornapple River Bridge (1957) (Eaton County, Michigan)
Built 1957
Steel stringer bridge over Thornapple River on Ionia Road
Open to traffic

John R Street Bridge (Wayne County, Michigan)
Built 1942; Replaced 1996
Lost Concrete rigid frame bridge over M-8, Davison Freeway on John R Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Kinneville Road Bridge (Ingham County, Michigan)
Built 1952
Concrete tee beam bridge over Grand River on Kinneville Road
Open to traffic

Klock Rd Bridge (Berrien County, Michigan)
Built 1955
Steel stringer bridge over Paw Paw River on Klock Rd
Open to traffic

Lafayette Street Bridge (1933) (Montcalm County, Michigan)
Built 1933; Replaced 1994
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Flat River on Lafayette Street (M-91)
Replaced by a new bridge

Lake Leelanau Narrows Bridge (Leelanau County, Michigan)
Built 1939
Steel stringer bridge over Lake Leelanau Narrows on M-204
Open to traffic

M-139 Bridge (Berrien County, Michigan)
Built 1936; Rehabilitated 1969; Rehabilitated 1990
Steel stringer bridge over Conrail (Abn) & Ox Creek on M-139
Open to traffic

M-15 Cass River Bridge (1938) (Tuscola County, Michigan)
Built 1938; replaced 2015
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Cass River on M-15
Replaced by a new bridge

M-35 Escanaba River Bridge (Marquette County, Michigan)
Built 1940
Steel stringer bridge over E Br Escanaba River on M-35
Open to traffic

M-66 Marion Bridge (Osceola County, Michigan)
Built 1939
Steel stringer bridge over Middle Branch Pine River on M-66
Open to traffic

Main Street-Muskegon River Bridge (1934) (Osceola County, Michigan)
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1991
Stringer bridge over Muskegon River on Us-10
Open to traffic

Marshall Street Bridge (Allegan County, Michigan)
Built 1943; rehabilitated 1947
Steel stringer bridge over Kalamazoo River on M-89 (Marshall Street)
Open to traffic

Memorial Bascule Bridge (Manistee County, Michigan)
Built 1933; rehabilitated 2005
Bascule bridge over Manistee River on US 31 in Manistee
Open to traffic

Morenci Road Bridge (Lenawee County, Michigan)
Built 1950
Steel stringer bridge over Ranger Creek on Morenci Road (formerly M-120)
Open to traffic

Mud Creek Bridge (Gogebic County, Michigan)
Built 1932
Steel stringer bridge over Mud Creek on Lake Road
Open to traffic

Mulberry Road Lime Creek Bridge (Lenawee County, Michigan)
Built 1957 by Fred H. Price & Co.
Concrete tee beam bridge over Lime Creek on Mulberry Road
Open to traffic

Murray D. Van Wagoner Memorial Bridge (Lenawee County, Michigan)
Built 1935 by W.H. Knapp Co. as part of the Taft Memorial Highway; rehabilitated 2000
Steel stringer bridge over Silver Creek on M-156 (West Street)
Open to traffic

NS - I-94 Bridge (Washtenaw County, Michigan)
Built 1936
Deck plate girder bridge over Westbound I-94 on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - US 24 Overpass (Wayne County, Michigan)
Built 1936
Deck plate girder bridge over US 24 on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

Ocqueoc River Bridge (Presque Isle County, Michigan)
Built 1937; rehabilitated 1994
Pratt deck truss bridge over Ocqueoc River on US 23
Open to traffic

Old Michigan 76-Au Sable River Bridge (Roscommon County, Michigan)
Built 1949
Steel stringer bridge over Au Sable River on Old M-76
Open to traffic

Old Michigan 76-Cedar Creek Bridge (Roscommon County, Michigan)
Built 1949
Concrete tee beam bridge over Cedar Creek on Old M-76
Open to traffic

Old Ojibway Island Drive Bridge (Saginaw County, Michigan)
Built 1936; by-passed 1993; rehabilitated 1995 for pedestrian use
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Lake Linton Channel
Open to pedestrians only

Ox Creek Bridge (Berrien County, Michigan)
Built 1950
Culvert bridge over Ox Creek on I-94 Bl (Main St)
Open to traffic

Pentwater River Bridge (Oceana County, Michigan)
Built 1954; rehabilitated 2008
Deck plate girder bridge over Pentwater River on Old US 31 (N. Oceana Drive)
Open to traffic

Pere Marquette River (Scottville) Bridge (1940) (Mason County, Michigan)
Built 1940; replaced 2009
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Pere Marquette River on Scottville Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Peterson Bridge (Wexford County, Michigan)
Built 1948 by the Walter Toebe Co.; rehabilitated 2011
Deck plate girder bridge over Pine River on M-37 (Grandview Highway)
Open to traffic

Pine River Bridge (Manistee County, Michigan)
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1989
Deck truss bridge over Pine River on M-55
Open to traffic

Pittsford Road Bridge (Hillsdale County, Michigan)
Built 1951 by P.E. Mason
Steel stringer bridge over Bird Creek on Pittsford Road
Open to traffic

Prattville Road Bridge (Hillsdale County, Michigan)
Built 1952 by H.R. Boyd Co.
Steel stringer bridge over East Branch St. Joseph River on Prattville Road
Open to traffic, posted for load

Sand River Bridge (Alger County, Michigan)
Built 1939
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Sand River on M-28
Open to traffic

Scotts Creek Bridge (Alger County, Michigan)
Built 1914; rehabilitated 1953
Concrete arch bridge over Scotts Creek on M-67
Open to traffic

State Street Bridge (1932) (St. Joseph County, Michigan)
Built 1932; Replaced 2008
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Swan Creek on State Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Sturgeon River Bridge (Delta County, Michigan)
Built 1941
Concrete tee beam bridge over Sturgeon River on Forest Highway 13
Open to traffic

Trenary Highway 67 Bridge (Alger County, Michigan)
Built 1952
Deck arch bridge over Scotts Creek on Michigan STH 67
Open to traffic

US 127 Toad Creek Bridge (Hillsdale County, Michigan)
Built 1948
Steel stringer bridge over Toad Creek (Blanchard Drain) on US-127
Open to traffic

US 41 Sturgeon River Bridge (1960) (Houghton County, Michigan)
Built 1960
Steel stringer bridge over Sturgeon River on US 41
Open to traffic

US 41- Gratiot River Bridge (Keweenaw County, Michigan)
Built 1953
Concrete tee beam bridge over Gratiot River on US 41/ M 26
Open to traffic

US 6 Bridge (Erie County, Ohio)
Built 1947
Stringer bridge over Norfolk & Southern Railway on US 6
Open to traffic

Utica Road Concrete Camelback and R4 Stringer (Macomb County, Michigan)
Combination Concrete Camelback and R4 Stringer
Replaced by a new bridge

West Main Street Bridge (Lenawee County, Michigan)
Built 1949 by American Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 2020
Steel stringer bridge over Bean Creek on West Main Street (formerly M-120)
Open to traffic