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Grand River Bridge


Fulton Street Bridge

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BH Photo #497509

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Concrete arch bridge over Grand River on M-45 (Fulton Street) in Grand Rapids
Walker, Kent County, Michigan
Open to traffic
Built 1927; rehabilitated 1976
- Stein Construction Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Westcott Engineering Co. of Chicago, Illinois (designer)
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Length of largest span: 110.9 ft.
Total length: 536.1 ft.
Deck width: 64.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.96306, -85.67528   (decimal degrees)
42°57'47" N, 85°40'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/608041/4757563 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grand Rapids West
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
MINBI 41141081000B010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
MINEW 04932 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 20093 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 96.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • December 9, 2019: Updated by Mike Kerkau: Builders
  • November 13, 2013: Updated by Brent Tindall: added design information


  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Kerkau - mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs


Grand River Bridge
Posted December 9, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

On the edit page, the protocol is:

"Enter the names of the known companies, contractors, and engineers that helped construct the bridge. Put each name on its own line. However, don't include politicians and officials that might be mentioned on plaques but had little to do with the actual construction of the bridge."

Where would the then-current City Engineer (Charles W. Darline) fall under this guideline?