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NS - Rouge River Bridge (S)

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Photo taken by C Hanchey

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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BH Photo #334370

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Description 

This bridge on the east side of the I- 75 expressway. The bridge is a Strauss Heel Trunnion type.

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Rouge River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Location
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1923
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Michigan Central Railroad (MC)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 145.0 ft.
Also called
PC - Rouge River Bridge
NYC - Rouge River Bridge
Conrail - Rouge River Bridge
MC - Rouge River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.28306, -83.13537   (decimal degrees)
42°16'59" N, 83°08'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/323936/4683413 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dearborn
Inventory number
BH 57704 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2016: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • April 30, 2016: Updated by James Baughn: Merged duplicate pages
  • April 22, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 26, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 27, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • August 5, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added properly-cited creative commons imagery
  • August 5, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • June 23, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 2, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • June 1, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • March 10, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • November 24, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 31, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 11, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 29, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • September 5, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 22, 2013: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 20, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added map and info
  • August 20, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 20, 2013: Added by Douglas Butler
  • April 12, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Frank Hicks
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke

Comments 

CRCX - Rouge River Bridge
Posted August 5, 2015, by Anonymous

You can start by not stealing other's work.

Images 16-19 are all property of @tDetroit forum user Busterwmu

http://www.atdetroit.net/forum/messages/76017/75676.html?115...

CRCX - Rouge River Bridge
Posted August 5, 2015, by Anonymous

Even under CC BY, you are supposed to credit the original creator of the image.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/

Michigan Central Railroad Bridge
Posted June 13, 2014, by Peter Dudley (APeterDudley [at] comcast [dot] net)

A number of photos showing this bridge under construction in 1923 can be viewed by searching the Online Collection at DetroitHistorical.org

One photo shows the previous MCRR swing bridge being floated away when the new bridge was ready for service.

All Rouge River bridges between Short Cut Canal and the Turning Basin were replaced when the river was straitened and deepened. This was done to allow lake freighters to access the Ford Rouge Complex.