Lafayette Avenue Bridge
|Lafayette Avenue Bridge|
The East Bridge (The Drawbridge)
|Carries||M-13 / M-84|
|Locale||Bay City, Michigan|
|Official name||Lafayette Avenue Bridge|
|Maintained by||Michigan Department of Transportation|
|Design||Girder Bridge (West Bridge)
Bascule bridge (East Bridge)
|Total length||310 feet (West Bridge)
436 feet (East Bridge)
Bay City Bascule Bridge
|NRHP Reference #||99001465|
|Added to NRHP||November 30, 1999|
The Lafayette Avenue Bridge, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Bay City Bascule Bridge, is a set of two small bridges located in Bay City, Michigan. It carries M-13 and M-84 over the Saginaw River. It is maintained by the Michigan Department of Transportation, and is the oldest of four drawbridges in Bay City. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 30, 1999.
Heading east, the first bridge carries M-13/M-84 from the western shore of the river to Middle Ground Island. The second bridge, a small drawbridge carries the road from the island to the eastern shore of the river. M-13/M-84 is known as Salzburg Avenue on the west side of the river, and Lafayette Avenue on the east, which is where the bridge's name comes from.
- List of bridges on the National Register of Historic Places in Michigan
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Bay County, Michigan
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
- Staff. "Bay City Bascule Bridge". State Historic Preservation Office. Michigan State Housing Development Authority. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
- Staff (May 9, 2002). "M-13 & M-84 / E. Channel Saginaw River". Historic Bridge Listing. Michigan Department of Transportation.
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