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Inselruhe Avenue Bridge

Photos 

View Southeast Across Deck Of Bridge

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #313220

Map 

Description 

This is one of more than a dozen small bridges built to carry traffic across the lagoons and canals which crisscross Belle Isle, Detroit's major public park in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The use of elaborate decoration on the parapet wall is typical of the many small bridges on the island, designed to have aesthetic appeal. It is the only bridge featuring decorative brickwork and carved stonework.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Nashua Canal on Inselruhe Avenue
Location
Wayne County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1901; Replaced 1999
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 34.1 ft.
Total length: 39.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.33579, -82.98433   (decimal degrees)
42°20'09" N, 82°59'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/336526/4688966 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Belle Isle
Inventory numbers
MINBI 825180801060B01 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
BH 65458 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 12, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER MI-102 - Inselrue Bridge, Inselrue Avenue spanning Nashua Canal, Belle Isle Park, Detroit, Wayne County, MI