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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/U.S. 23
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.