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CSX - M-46 Bridge

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Photo taken by Mike Kerkau in May 2019

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BH Photo #447401

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Overview
Girder bridge over M-46 on CSX RR
Location
Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1937
Builders
- Jutton-Kelly Co. of Dearborn, Michigan
- Works Progress Administration
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
- Pere Marquette Railroad (PM)
Design
Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.9 ft.
Total length: 70.9 ft.
Also called
C&O - M-46 Bridge
PM - M-46 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.41475, -83.90674   (decimal degrees)
43°24'53" N, 83°54'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/264670/4810977 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
MINEW 09102 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
MINBI 73173063000X010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
BH 85119 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2019: New Street View added by Mike Kerkau

Sources 

  • Mike Kerkau - mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

M-46 CSX Bridge
Posted May 17, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

So...yeah, I've been waiting to post this one until I made the time to get photos of it.

I could tell it had plaques still on it just from StreetView, but would not have guessed it was specifically a Works Program Grade Crossing Project bridge (a New Deal program). Then again, given the year - maybe I should have?

This has design similarities in comparison to the Dort Highway railroad overpass down in Flint - https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=o... - which is now missing its plaque(s); it wouldn't surprise me if that bridge were a Works Program Grade Crossing bridge too.