Hamilton Avenue Overpass
This is one of three similar bridges designed to carry a major north-south arterial street over the Davison Limited Highway. The others were at Woodward and Oakland Avenues. The hinged, reinforced concrete, rigid-framed bridge design permitted maximum underclearance without raising the grade of the crossing street. Because this bridge also carried a Detroit Street Railway double-track streetcar line, along with automobile traffic, a two-span design was used, resulting in a stronger bridge than those at the other crossings over the Davison.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Lost Concrete rigid frame bridge over M-8, Davison Freeway on Hamilton Avenue
- Highland Park, Wayne County, Michigan
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1942; Replaced 1996
- - William J. Storen Co. of Detroit, Michigan
- Concrete rigid frame
Length of largest span: 38.1 ft.
Total length: 84.0 ft.
Deck width: 71.9 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.40030, -83.10481 (decimal degrees)
42°24'01" N, 83°06'17" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/326778/4696368 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Highland Park
- Inventory numbers
- MINBI 82182103000S110 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
BH 65004 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- December 24, 2014: Added by Dave King
- Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
- HAER MI-103-B - Davison Freeway, Hamilton Avenue Bridge, Highland Park, Wayne County, MI