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Monroe Street Bridge, Spanning River Raisin at Monroe Street, Monroe, Monroe County, MI



B&W Photos

HB647787
View North, Across Deck Of Bridge

HB647788
View South, Across Deck Of Bridge

HB647789
Long Shot, Looking South

HB647790
Long Shot, West Elevation, Looking East

HB647791
West Elevation, Looking East

HB647792
East Elevation, River Level, Looking West

HB647793
East Elevation, Rover Level, Looking Southwest

HB647794
Detail Of Piers And Girders, Looking South

HB647795
Northwest Abutment, Looking Southeast

HB647796
Concrete Railing At Southwest Abutment, Looking Southwest

HB647797
Detail, Intermediate Pilaster And Spindles, East Railing, Looking East

HB647798
Detail, Pier Pilaster, Flower Box, And Spindles, East Railing, Looking East

HB647799
Detail, Bridge Nameplate, Railing On Southeast Abutment, Looking Down

HB647800
Photocopy Of Photograph (original Print In The Collection Of Carl F

HB647801
Photocopy Of Photograph (original Negative In The State Of Michigan Archives, Lansing, Mi), Photograph By E.h.h., May 4, 1928 South Abutment And Pier No

HB647802
Photocopy Of Photograph (original Negative In The State Of Michigan Archives, Lansing, Mi), Photograph By E.h.h., May 4, 1928 North Abutment And Pier No

HB647803
Photocopy Of Photograph (original Print In The Collection Of Carl F

HB647804
Photocopy Of Photograph (original Print In The Collection Of Carl F

HB647805
Photocopy Of Photograph (original Negative In State Of Michigan Archives, Lansing, Mi), Photograph By E.h.h., July 23, 1928 Erection Of Formwork For Superstructure, Western Belt Or Segment, With Caps Of Piers Visible In Foreground, Looking North

HB647806
Photocopy Of Photograph (original Print In The Collection Of Carl F

HB647807
Photocopy Of Photograph (original Print In The Collection Of The Monroe Evening News, Monroe, Mi), Photographer Unknown, Ca

HB647808
Photocopy Of Original Drawing (original In The State Of Michigan Record Center) West Elevation

HB647809
Photocopy Of Original Drawing (original In The State Of Michigan Record Center) Plan, Side Elevation, And Sectional Plan For Piers 1, 2, And 3

HB647810
Photocopy Of Original Drawing (original In The State Of Michigan Record Center) Sections Of Typical Girders

HB647811
Photocopy Of Original Drawing (original In The State Of Michigan Record Center) Falsework Details, Typical Half Elevation Of An Interior Rib, Section Near End Of Span, And Section Near Pier

HB647812
Photocopy Of Original Drawing (original In The State Of Michigan Record Center) Elevation, Combined Light And Trolley Standard And Detail Of Cast Iron Manhole Cover


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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Spanning River Raisin at Monroe Street, Monroe, MI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MI-35
Building/structure dates: 1929 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1970 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1984 subsequent work
Significance: The Monroe Street Bridge is an early example of a reinforced concrete cantilever girder bridge, a design developed in the late 1910s as an alternative to standard concrete arch bridge designs. The bridge was a key component of a major upgrading of the US-25 (later M-125) highway linking Detroit to Toledo. The builder, the W.H. Knapp Co., built several concrete bridges in Monroe County in the 1920s.

Subjects
Pedestrian Bridges
Concrete Girder Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
W.H. Knapp Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW NORTH, ACROSS DECK OF BRIDGE
2. VIEW SOUTH, ACROSS DECK OF BRIDGE
3. LONG SHOT, LOOKING SOUTH
4. LONG SHOT, WEST ELEVATION, LOOKING EAST
5. WEST ELEVATION, LOOKING EAST
6. EAST ELEVATION, RIVER LEVEL, LOOKING WEST
7. EAST ELEVATION, ROVER LEVEL, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
8. DETAIL OF PIERS AND GIRDERS, LOOKING SOUTH
9. NORTHWEST ABUTMENT, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
10. CONCRETE RAILING AT SOUTHWEST ABUTMENT, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
11. DETAIL, INTERMEDIATE PILASTER AND SPINDLES, EAST RAILING, LOOKING EAST
12. DETAIL, PIER PILASTER, FLOWER BOX, AND SPINDLES, EAST RAILING, LOOKING EAST
13. DETAIL, BRIDGE NAMEPLATE, RAILING ON SOUTHEAST ABUTMENT, LOOKING DOWN
14. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the collection of Carl F. Cramer, St., Monroe, MI, reproduced with the owner's permission), Spring 1928 PIER CONSTRUCTION, SHOWING COFFER DAM AND FORMWORK, WITH STEEL TRUSS BRIDGE AND ITS STONE PIERS. THE OLD BRIDGE, WITH STREETCAR ON IT, HAS ALREADY BEEN MOVED OFF ITS ORIGINAL PIER. LOOKING NORTHEAST
15. Photocopy of Photograph (original negative in the State of Michigan Archives, Lansing, MI), photograph by E.H.H., May 4, 1928 SOUTH ABUTMENT AND PIER NO. 1 AND 2, SHOWING STEEL REINFORCING RODS AND CONSTRUCTION OF PIER FORMWORK, LOOKING SOUTH
16. Photocopy of Photograph (original negative in the State of Michigan Archives, Lansing, MI), photograph by E.H.H., May 4, 1928 NORTH ABUTMENT AND PIER NO. 3 AND 4, SHOWING COFFER DAM AND FINISHED PIERS, LOOKING NORTH
17. Photocopy of Photograph (original print in the collection of Carl F. Cramer, St., Monroe, MI), photograph by Charles Hill, July 5, 1928 ERECTION OF SUPERSTRUCTURE FORMWORK FOR THE CENTER BELT OR SEGMENT, SHOWING FALSEWORK DETAILS, LOOKING NORTHEAST
18. Photocopy of Photograph (original print in the collection of Carl F. Cramer, Sr., Monroe, MI), photograph by Charles Hill, July 16, 1928 POURING OF CONCRETE FOR SUPERSTRUCTURE, CENTER BELT OR SEGMENT, WITH TRACKED RAIL SYSTEM VISIBLE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE FORMWORK AND CONCRETE MIXERS IN BACKGROUND, LOOKING NORTH
19. Photocopy of Photograph (original negative in State of Michigan Archives, Lansing, MI), photograph by E.H.H., July 23, 1928 ERECTION OF FORMWORK FOR SUPERSTRUCTURE, WESTERN BELT OR SEGMENT, WITH CAPS OF PIERS VISIBLE IN FOREGROUND, LOOKING NORTH
20. Photocopy of Photograph (original print in the collection of Carl F. Cramer, St., Monroe, MI), photograph by Charles Hill, July 20, 1928 MONROE STREET SOUTH OF THE RIVER RAISIN, SHOWING THE RECENTLY-WIDENED STREET AND TROLLEY TRACK OVER THE STEEL BRIDGE, WITH THE ENDPOST OF THE OLD STEEL BRIDGE VISIBLE ON THE RIGHT, LOOKING SOUTH
21. Photocopy of Photograph (original print in the collection of the Monroe Evening News, Monroe, MI), photographer unknown, ca. 1930 BRIDGE OPEN TO TRAFFIC, LOOKING NORTH
22. Photocopy of Original Drawing (original in the State of Michigan Record Center) WEST ELEVATION
23. Photocopy of Original Drawing (original in the State of Michigan Record Center) PLAN, SIDE ELEVATION, AND SECTIONAL PLAN FOR PIERS 1, 2, AND 3
24. Photocopy of Original Drawing (original in the State of Michigan Record Center) SECTIONS OF TYPICAL GIRDERS
25. Photocopy of Original Drawing (original in the State of Michigan Record Center) FALSEWORK DETAILS, TYPICAL HALF ELEVATION OF AN INTERIOR RIB, SECTION NEAR END OF SPAN, AND SECTION NEAR PIER
26. Photocopy of Original Drawing (original in the State of Michigan Record Center) ELEVATION, COMBINED LIGHT AND TROLLEY STANDARD AND DETAIL OF CAST IRON MANHOLE COVER


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