Trunk Line Bridge No. 237

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Trunk Line Bridge No. 237
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Coordinates 41°46′11″N84°34′24″W / 41.7697°N 84.5733°W / 41.7697; -84.5733 Coordinates: 41°46′11″N84°34′24″W / 41.7697°N 84.5733°W / 41.7697; -84.5733
Characteristics
Material Concrete
Total length 36 feet (11 m)
Width 22 feet (6.7 m)
Longest span 31 feet (9.4 m)
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Built 1918
NRHP reference # 99001672 [2]
Added to NRHP January 14, 2000 [3]

Trunk Line Bridge No. 237 is a concrete arch bridge in Ransom Township, Michigan, that carries Burt Road over Silver Creek. Built in 1918, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Arch bridge bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch

An arch bridge is a bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch. Arch bridges work by transferring the weight of the bridge and its loads partially into a horizontal thrust restrained by the abutments at either side. A viaduct may be made from a series of arches, although other more economical structures are typically used today.

Ransom Township, Michigan Township in Michigan, United States

Ransom Township is a civil township of Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 982 at the 2000 census.

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

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History

A thoroughfare existed along the current route of Burt Road as early as 1894. By the time of the bridge's construction, this route formed part of the east-west State Highway No. 308. The bridge was built in 1918 by the Michigan State Highway Department according to a standard plan. The Pioneer, Ohio-based company Beighton and Spaulding served as contractor. [4]

Pioneer, Ohio Village in Ohio, United States

Pioneer is a village in Williams County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,369 at the 2010 census.

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 14, 2000. [1]

Design and location

The bridge is a concrete, barrel vaulted deck arch bridge. [1] [4] Its single arch spans 31 feet (9.4 m) across Silver Creek. The bridge carries the unpaved Burt Road in a rural, wooded area of Ransom Township in Hillsdale County. The parapet railings are constructed of solid concrete and have five rectangular recesses on the inside and outside faces. At the southwest corner is affixed a bridge plate on the inside of the railing. [1]

Barrel vault

A barrel vault, also known as a tunnel vault or a wagon vault, is an architectural element formed by the extrusion of a single curve along a given distance. The curves are typically circular in shape, lending a semi-cylindrical appearance to the total design. The barrel vault is the simplest form of a vault: effectively a series of arches placed side by side. It is a form of barrel roof.

Hillsdale County, Michigan County in the United States

Hillsdale County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 46,688. The county seat is Hillsdale.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Staff. "Trunk Line Bridge No. 237". State Historic Preservation Office. Michigan State Housing Development Authority. Archived from the original on December 24, 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
  2. National Park Service (March 13, 2009). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.
  3. "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 1/10/00 Through 1/14/00". National Park Service. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
  4. 1 2 "Burt Rd. / Silver Creek". Historic Bridges. Michigan Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 20, 2012.