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Bridge Street Bridge, Spanning Grand River, Michigan & Bridge Streets, Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI



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Location
Michigan & Bridge Streets, Grand Rapids, MI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MI-27
National Register Number: NR
Significance: The Bridge Street Bridge is a rare example of a reinforced concrete arch, earth-filled bridge, and one of great size, measuring 468 feet long overall. This bridge is the second largest known surviving example of this design in Michigan. This was one of the earliest large reinforced concrete arch, earth-filled bridges built in the United States and received considerable attention in the national engineering literature. It was listed as eligible for the National Register of Historic Places in April, 1986.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Pedestrian Bridges
Concrete Arch Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW NORTHEAST, SOUTH SIDE FROM WEST BANK.
2. GENERAL VIEW NORTHWEST, SOUTH SIDE FROM EAST BANK.
3. GENERAL VIEW EAST, SOUTH SIDE FROM WEST BANK.
4. ELEVATION VIEW NORTH, SOUTH SIDE FROM INTER-URBAN BRIDGE.
5. VIEW EAST AT TRAFFIC LEVEL.
6. VIEW EAST ABOVE TRAFFIC LEVEL.
7. VIEW WEST AT TRAFFIC LEVEL.
8. VIEW WEST ABOVE TRAFFIC LEVEL.
9. VIEW NORTH, SOUTH SIDE WEST ABUTMENT - GENERAL.
10. VIEW NORTH, SOUTH SIDE WEST ABUTMENT - DETAIL.
11. VIEW NORTH, SOUTH SIDE EAST ABUTMENT - GENERAL
12. VIEW EAST, SOUTH SIDE EAST ABUTMENT - DETAIL.
13. VIEW NORTHEAST, SOUTH SIDE FROM WEST BANKS - ARCH GENERAL.
14. VIEW NORTHEAST, SOUTHSIDE FROM WEST BANK, ARCH DETAIL.
15. VIEW NORTHEAST, SOUTH SIDE FROM WEST BANK, PIER DETAIL.
16. Photocopy of photograph (original contact print in Grand Rapids, Michigan City Library, Michigan Room) 1904, photographer unknown. VIEW NORTHEAST, SOUTHSIDE, BRIDGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Note old railroad tressel bridge.
17. Photocopy of photograph (original contact print in Grand Rapids Michigan City Library, Michigan Room) circa 1908, photographer unknown. VIEW NORTH - NORTHEAST, SOUTHSIDE, GENERAL VIEW.
18. Photocopy of drawing of bronze dedication plaque, circa 1903 (original drawing in possession of City Engineer's Office Grand Rapids, Michigan) DEDICATION PLAQUE.
19. Photocopy of original Drawing by City Engineer's Office, 1903 (original in possession of City Engineer's Office, Grand Rapids, Michigan) PLANS FOR BRIDGE STREET BRIDGE ACROSS GRAND RIVEER AT GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, APRIL 17, 1903, PLAN 2 - SHEET 1.
20. Photocopy of original Drawing by City Engineer's Office, 1903 (original in possession of City Engineer's Office, Grand Rapids, Michigan) PLANS FOR BRIDGE STREET BRIDGE ACROSS GRAND RIVER AT GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, APRIL 17, 1903, PLAN 2 - SHEET 2.
21. Photocopy of drawing by City Engineer's Office, 1903 (original drawing in possession of City Engineer's Office, Grand Rapids, Michigan) PLANS FOR RETAINING WALLS ON BRIDGE STREET BETWEEN GRAND RIVER AND WEST CANAL, 1903.
22. Photocopy of a mylar of a drawing by City Engineer's Office, 1904 (mylar of drawing in possession of City Engineer's Office, Grand Rapids, Michigan) CONTRACT NO. 210, SHEETS 1 AND 3, PLANS OF CENTERING FOR 79 FOOT AND 87 FOOT SPANS, CONCRETE STEEL BRIDGE OVER GRAND RIVER AT GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, FEB. 25, 1904.
23. Photocopy of original drawing by City Engineers Office, 1903 (original drawing in possession of City Engineer's Office, Grand Rapids, Michigan) PLAN FOR DUCTS, SIDEWALKS, AND RETAINING WALLS ON BRIDGE STREET FROM GRAND RIVER TO THE WEST CANAL, 1903.
24. Photocopy of original drawing by City Engineer's Office, 1904 (original drawing in possession of City Engineer's Office, Grand Rapids, Michigan) PLAN FOR UNDERGROUND PASSAGE AT EAST END OF BRIDGE STREET BRIDGE, JUNE 17, 1904.
25. Photocopy of original drawing by City Engineer's Office, circa 1903. (original drawing in possession of City Engineer's Office, Grand Rapids, Michigan) PLAN FOR WALLS AND SUPERSTRUCTURE TO COMPLETE GRAND TRUNK SUBWAY AT EAST BRIDGE STREET. Date unknown, circa 1903.


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