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Zilwaukee Bridge

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Zilwaukee Bridge

Under construction

Photo taken by Richard Doody in November 1983

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BH Photo #423889

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Description 

Construction began in October 1979. The bridge did not open until 1987.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete stringer bridge over Saginaw River on Interstate 75
Location
Zilwaukee, Saginaw County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1987
Design
Concrete stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 8,085.0 ft. (1.5 mi.)
Deck width: 74.0 ft.
Also called
I-75 Saginaw River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.48232, -83.91243   (decimal degrees)
43°28'56" N, 83°54'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/264472/4818498 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 81224 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • April 15, 2018: Added by Richard Doody

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Richard Doody

Comments 

Zilwaukee Bridge
Posted July 13, 2019, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Sounds too much like the Cline Ave. Bridge in Indiana except they gave up and tore that one down.

Zilwaukee Bridge
Posted July 12, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Nathan, that's an amazing history!

Zilwaukee Bridge
Posted July 12, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

If anyone is interested in this bridge's troubled history, Michigan Highways website has the best coverage here: http://www.michiganhighways.org/indepth/zilwaukee.html

Zilwaukee Bridge
Posted July 10, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

An 8 year construction nightmare with cracked concrete and sagging spans. Too much information to post but Wow. Interesting history.