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Hamilton Avenue Overpass

Photos 

Distant View Of West Front

Photo taken by Carla Anderson for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #310215

Map 

Description 

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

Facts 

Overview
Lost Concrete rigid frame bridge over M-8, Davison Freeway on Hamilton Avenue
Location
Highland Park, Wayne County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1942; Replaced 1996
Builder
- William J. Storen Co. of Detroit, Michigan
Design
Concrete rigid frame
Dimensions
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)

Update Log 

  • December 24, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER MI-103-B - Davison Freeway, Hamilton Avenue Bridge, Highland Park, Wayne County, MI