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! Confirmed demolition date within one year or an especially historic bridge that is threatened with demolition at any level.
X The bridge has been confirmed demolished or collapsed.
S The bridge has been dismantled or moved to an offsite location and is not currently available for public viewing.
L Most or all of the original bridge material has been demolished and replaced, including historically significant elements, but some original parts of the bridge remain.
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Total Bridges Found: 9

 Bridge Name HSR Rating Facility Carried / Feature Intersected LocationStructure Type Structure DimensionsConstruction Date / Builder or Contractor DescriptionThumbnail
Bay City Railroad Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Railroad (Central Michigan Railroad) Over Saginaw River Bay City: Bay County, Michigan Metal Rivet-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Movable: Swing (Center Pier) and Approach Spans: Metal 7 Panel Rivet-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 660 ft
Main Span Length: 245 ft
Main Spans: 1
1905 By: Unknown One of two railroad swing bridges in Bay City.Click to visit page.
Beaver Road Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Beaver Road Over North Branch Kawkawlin River Rural: Bay County, Michigan Concrete 60 Foot Plan Curved Chord Through Girder, Fixed Total Length: 60 ft
Main Span Length: 53.8 ft
Roadway Width: 22 ft
Main Spans: 1
1928 By: Miller and Whyte and Michigan State Highway Department In good condition, this is the last concrete camelback bridge in Bay County.Click to visit page.
Carter Road Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Carter Road Over US-10 Rural: Bay County, Michigan Concrete Continuous Curved T-Beam, Fixed Total Length: 197.8 ft
Main Span Length: 58.7 ft
Roadway Width: 26 ft
Main Spans: 4
1958 By: Hertel-Deyo Company and Michigan State Highway Department One of several curved t-beam overpasses on US-10 which retain original railings.Click to visit page.
Detroit and Mackinac Railroad Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Railroad (Detroit and Mackinac) Over Saginaw River Bay City: Bay County, Michigan Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Movable: Swing (Center Pier) and Approach Spans: Metal Rivet-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 740 ft
Main Span Length: 260 ft
Roadway Width: 15 ft
Main Spans: 1
1892 By: Unknown One of two railroad swing bridges in Bay City, this is the last bridge before Saginaw River empties into Saginaw Bay.Click to visit page.
Flajole Road Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Flajole Road Over US-10 Rural: Bay County, Michigan Concrete Continuous Curved T-Beam, Fixed Total Length: 197.8 ft
Main Span Length: 58.7 ft
Roadway Width: 26 ft
Main Spans: 4
1958 By: Hertel-Deyo Company and Michigan State Highway Department One of several curved t-beam overpasses on US-10 which retain original railings.Click to visit page.
Lafayette Avenue East Channel Bridge Substructure
Historic Significance Rating. Lafayette Avenue (M-84 and M-13) Over East Channel Saginaw River Bay City: Bay County, Michigan Metal Deck Girder, Movable: Double Leaf Bascule (Rolling Lift) and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed Total Length: 508 ft
Main Span Length: 185 ft
Roadway Width: 30 ft
Main Spans: 1
1938 By: Owen-Ames-Kimball Company and Hazelet and Erdal of Chicago, Illinois The entire superstructure of this bridge was demolished and replaced, but the substructure and bridge tender house remains.Click to visit page.
Lafayette Avenue West Channel Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Lafayette Avenue (M-84 and M-13) Over West Channel Saginaw River Bay City: Bay County, Michigan Metal Continuous Deck Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed Total Length: 508 ft
Main Span Length: 98 ft
Roadway Width: 30 ft
Main Spans: 6
1938 By: Unknown This unusual bridge is noted for its camber, built-up curved beams, and continuous design.Click to visit page.
M-47 US-10 Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. M-47 Over US-10 Rural: Bay County, Michigan Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed Total Length: 209 ft
Main Span Length: 69 ft
Roadway Width: 42 ft
Main Spans: 4
1960 By: Sugden and Sivier and Michigan State Highway Department This pair of bridges is a rare surviving bridge that carries a limited access highway and retains original type R4 railings.Click to visit page.
Veterans Memorial Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. M-25 Over Saginaw River Bay City: Bay County, Michigan Metal Deck Girder, Movable: Double Leaf Bascule (Rolling Lift) and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed Total Length: 854 ft
Main Span Length: 185 ft
Roadway Width: 55.8 ft
Main Spans: 1
1956 By: American Bridge Company of New York, New York This bridge is a traditional mid-20th Century bascule bridge in Michigan and also features a significant approach system..Click to visit page.

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