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Deerfield Road Bridge


West portal view

Photo taken by Paul Plassman in June 2019


BH Photo #503152

Street View 


This bridge replaced a single span Parker through truss bridge. The concrete bridge that replaced this Parker truss originally had Type R4 Railings on it.


Concrete stringer bridge over River Raisin on Deerfield Road
Lenawee County, Michigan
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement in 2022, contract letting Feb 4, 2022
Built 1955 over River Raisin
3 span curved concrete T-beam
Length of largest span: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 119.8 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88512, -83.97088   (decimal degrees)
41°53'06" N, 83°58'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/253504/4641289 (zone/easting/northing)
700 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
MINEW 05569 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 93944 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 32.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Beam (17,273)
Built 1955 (482)
Built during 1950s (4,065)
Concrete tee beam (3,405)
Continuous (2,679)
Doomed (1,092)
Have street view (30,138)
Lenawee County, Michigan (91)
Michigan (1,505)
Open (41,351)
Owned by county (21,906)
River Raisin (65)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,440)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,570)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2022: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added history and replacement plans.
  • August 17, 2021: New Street View added by Paul Plassman

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Deerfield Road Bridge
Posted January 5, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Interesting history! I had to wonder if this bridge originally had R4 railings as it is pretty similar in design to a lot of the T-beam overpasses on Michigan's superhighways.

Unfortunate that they're replacing it but not surprising as Deerfield Road is extremely busy at the site and quite narrow with little to no shoulders (riding bicycle along it was not the greatest idea as I found out!).

Deerfield Road Bridge
Posted August 17, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Presence of a large, active mosquito population=few, hasty, and not very good photos of this bridge.....