Thursday, March 24, 2011

#29 Single Span Concrete Bridge

Description:  Featured above is a classic single span concrete bridge over a small river.  The river is a minor branch of the Muskegon River in Muskegon, Michigan close to where it enters Muskegon Lake. The bridge is rather typical, but a bit of history regarding the river it crosses is over. Over the course of the lumber boom of the 1800’s the Muskegon River carried billions of board feet of lumber from the interior regions of the state to the saw mills on the coast of Lake Michigan. These logs were in turn sawed into lumber and used to build homes, buildings, and other timber structures, all making up part of the built environment we call home today.

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