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Fort Street Bridge (Old)

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Fort Street Bridge

Trunnion bascule bridge destroyed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #265911

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Facts 

Overview
Lost bascule bridge over Rouge River on M-85 in Detroit
Location
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1926; demolished 2013
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 164.1 ft.
Total length: 281.8 ft.
Deck width: 55.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.29139, -83.14222   (decimal degrees)
42°17'29" N, 83°08'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/323394/4684351 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dearborn
Inventory numbers
MINBI 82182071000B040 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
MINEW 11321 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 20291 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2009)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 30.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
10,722

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • March 26, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • December 21, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 6, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 4, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished.

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