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Trunk Line Bridge No. 237
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Coordinates 41°46′11″N 84°34′24″W / 41.7697°N 84.5733°W / 41.7697; -84.5733Coordinates: 41°46′11″N 84°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)
References
Built 1918
NRHP reference No. 99001672
Added to NRHP January 14, 2000

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.

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.

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

Design and location

The bridge is a concrete, barrel vaulted deck arch bridge. 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.

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