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DCAX - Rouge River Bridge

Photos 

Solvay Processs Railroad Bridge

Once in operation

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #265187

Map 

Description 

The large 210 bridge collapsed into the river due to an accidental cutting of the counterweight

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Rouge River on Solvay Process Railroad
Location
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Status
Collapsed
History
Built 1914
Builders
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania (Fabrication)
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Design)
Railroad
- Delray Connecting Railroad (DCAX)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 210.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.28906, -83.10849   (decimal degrees)
42°17'21" N, 83°06'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/326168/4684023 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Detroit
Inventory number
BH 57794 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 29, 2016: Updated by Luke: Image + builder
  • July 19, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 30, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 29, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Mapped
  • August 29, 2013: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke