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Beecher Street Bridge

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Northeast oblique view

Photo taken by Paul Plassman in June 2019

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BH Photo #504275

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Description 

Riveted steel stringer bridge with a concrete panel facade.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over South Branch River Raisin on Beecher Street (M-34)
Location
Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1932 by Harwick Brothers & Brown
Builder
- Harwick Brothers & Brown
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Span length: 54.8 ft.
Total length: 54.8 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Also called
M-34 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88935, -84.04613   (decimal degrees)
41°53'22" N, 84°02'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/745067/4641711 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
740 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
11,522
Inventory numbers
MINEW 05509 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 94060 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 97.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 24, 2021: Added by Paul Plassman

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Comments 

Beecher Street Bridge
Posted August 24, 2021, by Paul Plassman

It may well have been. I vaguely remember when the bridge was renovated and the new concrete railings put on some 10 to 15 years ago. Unfortunately, I don't recall what the railings looked like before that.

Beecher Street Bridge
Posted August 24, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This may have been one of the rare 1932 R4 bridges, the first year in which the railing design is used. The 1932 bridges had the concrete encasement on the beams, a carryover from the balustrade period of 1926-1931, but in future years this encasement was omitted.

Unaltered Example:

https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=m...