M-36 / Sycamore Creek

M-36 / Sycamore Creek

County: Ingham

City/Township: Mason

Location: M-36 / Sycamore Creek

Year Built: 1918

About this Bridge:
The Ash Street Bridge is eligible for the National Register because of its unique design, and because it is among the oldest datable examples of a T-beam bridge in the state.

This structure was built by the city of Mason in 1918. Authority for the bridge was presumably turned over to the Michigan State Highway Department when responsibility for trunklines within municipalities was given to the department. Neither the city or county has archival records for the bridge. Because of the unique railing design, this structure does not appear to follow a standard plan of the state highway department, which developed its first T-beam plans during the 1913-1914 biennium. W.E. Zimmer, listed as the engineer, was apparently the designer. J. Morehouse served as the contractor for the bridge.