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West Main Street Bridge

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Photo taken by Paul Plassman in March 2017

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Description 

This is an unusually heavy-duty steel stringer bridge for its size that uses massive built-up girders instead of steel I-beams.

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Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Bean Creek on West Main Street (formerly M-120)
Location
Morenci, Lenawee County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1949 by American Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 2020
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Joseph Plozai, Inc.
Design
Riveted, built-up steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 67.9 ft.
Total length: 69.9 ft.
Deck width: 38.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.71945, -84.22101   (decimal degrees)
41°43'10" N, 84°13'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/731168/4622360 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
750 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
3,500
Inventory numbers
MINEW 05723 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 94280 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 93.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • September 8, 2021: Added by Paul Plassman

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West Main Street Bridge
Posted September 8, 2021, by Paul Plassman

For its size, this bridge is a heavy-duty steel monster. Most 70-foot spans in the local area use five to seven 36-inch steel I-beams for their superstructure. This one has ten 54-inch built-up plate girders.