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DCAX - Zug Island Swing Bridge

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DCAX - Zug Island Bridge

Rarely used

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #344633

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Overview
Warren through truss bridge over River Rouge on Delray Connecting Railroad
Location
River Rouge, Wayne County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic, but rarely used.
History
Built 1976
Railroads
- Delray Connecting Railroad (DCAX)
- Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad (DTI)
Design
Warren through truss
Also called
DCAX - Jefferson Avenue Swing Bridge
DTI - Zug Island Swing Bridge
DTI - Jefferson Avenue Swing Bridge
Jefferson Avenue Swing Bridge
Jefferson Avenue Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.28970, -83.11819   (decimal degrees)
42°17'23" N, 83°07'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/325370/4684115 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 69430 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 16, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 15, 2016: New Street View added by Luke
  • April 14, 2016: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • December 29, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 27, 2015: New Street View added by Luke

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DCAX - Zug Island Swing Bridge
Posted April 15, 2016, by Peter Dudley (APeterDudley [at] comcast [dot] net)

A September 2013 Google street view shows the current bridge from a point downstream, along the "old channel" of the Rouge River, as seen from West Jefferson Avenue.

This former railroad bridge has been designated as a "hot metal escape route" from Zug Island (left).

Abandoned rails are still embedded in the former West Jefferson Avenue railroad grade crossing.