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Washington Avenue Bridge (Old)

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Lansing Circa 1910

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BH Photo #374855

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck arch bridge over Grand River on S. Washington Avenue
Location
Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1902; Extensively Reconstructed 1927; Demolished and Replaced 1987
Builders
- Concrete-Steel Engineering Co. of New York, New York (Original Bridge Engineer)
- Stamsen & Blome (Original Bridge Contractor)
- Wolverine Engineering Co. (1927 Reconstruction)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.72457, -84.55231   (decimal degrees)
42°43'28" N, 84°33'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/700400/4733134 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lansing South
Inventory number
BH 74993 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 6, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added builders and history.
  • April 9, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • December 16, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 31, 2016: Added by Dana and Kay Klein

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Comments 

Washington Avenue Bridge (Old)
Posted January 14, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge replaced a WIBC bowstring, if one of the other editors has more time than me, feel free to create its own page, photo attached.