Planter Road–Jackson Creek Bridge
Planter Road – Jackson Creek Bridge
Bridge as seen from bank
|Location||Planter Rd. over Jackson Creek, Wakefield Township, Michigan|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||Michigan State Highway Dept.|
|Architectural style||Other, Through girder bridge|
|MPS||Highway Bridges of Michigan MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||99001515|
|Added to NRHP||December 9, 1999|
The Planter Road – Jackson Creek Bridge is a 52 feet (16 m) long and 20 feet (6.1 m) wide steel plate girder bridge; a variety of bridge that was commonly used in states such as Pennsylvania and New York, but is relatively rare in Michigan. The superstructure contains two 50-foot through girders, made from a steel plate with riveted angle flanges and web stiffeners. The deck of the bridge supported by I-beam stringers, over which concrete is laid. The bridge is a strictly utilitarian structure, with no architectural detailing of any kind. No alterations have been made to the bridge, and it is in the original, well-preserved condition.
The bridge was constructed in 1923 to provide access to he new community of Planter. The bridge uses a design from the Michigan State Highway Department that was first implemented in 1907-1908, but had been almost completely dropped by 1923. The bridge is one of the last remaining of this type in Michigan, and still carries vehicular traffic.
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