Lafayette Street Bridge – Bay City MI

Description

“This new double-leaf bascule bridge at Lafayette Street crosses the East Channel of the Saginaw River to middle ground from whence a nine-span, concrete-arched girder bridge without a draw crosses West Channel, both bridges being included in this project. They replace an old truss bridge which had been posted for not more than 1 1/2 tons load and thus eliminate a bottle neck in traffic. The double-leaf bascule bridge is 447 feet long, providing a 150 foot clear channel, and the girder bridge is 522 feet long. The project was completed in March 1939 at a construction cost of $550,925 and a project cost of $603,360.”

P.W.A. Docket No. MI [W]1400

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
603360

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 61.

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Location Info


Lafayette St. Bridge
Bay City, MI 48706

Location notes: East Channel, Saginaw River

Coordinates: 43.579771, -83.899895

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