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Historic Bridges of Michigan

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Michigan is a nationwide leader in the preservation of the most threatened historic bridge type, the metal truss bridge. Metal truss bridges are beautiful and unique historic bridges that often face demolition as they age with time. However, experts in Michigan have developed revolutionary new rehabilitation and restoration techniques that preserve these bridges allowing visitors to continue to experience these bridges. Calhoun County is home to the first park in the country dedicated to historic bridges. Michigan's unique concrete curved-chord through girder bridges, commonly called concrete camelback bridges are a unique attraction that cannot be found anywhere else. Even Michigan's younger bridges from the 1950s and 1960s have character, with attractive railings and other decorative details. Whether they are your destination, or something you simply drive over on the way to other destinations, take a moment to appreciate the beauty of Michigan's old bridges.

Note that this website lists a large number of bridges in Michigan, ranging from very rare and beautiful historic bridges, to much smaller and less important old bridges. If you are exploring Michigan's bridges for the first time, or perhaps planning a trip to Michigan and are interested in visiting historic bridges of note, be sure to look at the Historic Significance Rating (HSR) for each bridge shown in a column in the listings for each county, and keep in mind that bridges whose HSR rating has a 7 or higher represent the best of Michigan's historic bridges and are a great place to start.

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