Historic Highway Bridges of Michigan

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Wayne State University Press, 1993 - History - 191 pages
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Michigan's historic highway bridges are rapidly being torn down and replaced as they deteriorate or become unable to support increased traffic volumes and loads. While the state has the responsibility of providing safe bridges, historian Charles K. Hyde maintains that the state must also preserve many of these remaining historic structures to insure that future generations will have them to view and appreciate.

In Historic Highway Bridges of Michigan, Hyde identifies Michigan's historically significant highway bridges within the broader contexts of American bridge design and construction in the 19th and 20th centuries. The book summarizes the improvement of highway bridge design in the United States and compares Michigan's experiences with national trends.

To aid the reader interested in visiting the historic highway bridges of Michigan, regional maps show the location of bridges included in the text.

 

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Contents

Chapter Michigan V Transportation jiriitrr iT American Bridge Designs
47
Miscellaneous Through Trusses
64
The Structure and Financing of Warren Through Trusses
79
of the Twentieth Century and Their
89
Steel Girder Bridges
179
Steel Suspension
188
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About the author (1993)

Charles K. Hyde is a professor of history at Wayne State University, where he has been on the faculty since 1974. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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