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Fort Street Bridge (New)

Photos 

Photo taken by Michigan Department of Transportation in November 2016

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BH Photo #373464

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Facts 

Overview
Modern bascule pony truss bridge over Rouge River on M-85 Fort Street
Location
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 2015 replacing the older trunnion bascule
Builders
- Hardesty & Hanover of New York, New York
- Michigan Department Of Transportation
Design
Modern Pratt pony truss
Also called
M - 85 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.29115, -83.14207   (decimal degrees)
42°17'28" N, 83°08'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/323405/4684325 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dearborn
Inventory number
BH 70615 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 20, 2016: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • December 20, 2016: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added category "Scherzer-type rolling lift"
  • December 19, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • September 15, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • January 21, 2016: Added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

Fort Street Bridge (New)
Posted September 18, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Not sure it's as amusing as the guy who jumped off the bridge in an attempted suicide, only to land on some discarded mattresses... But it's a close second!

Fort Street Bridge (New)
Posted September 18, 2020, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

"Whippits"? ---Whippits good!

That was the best news story I've heard in ages!

Regards,

Art S.

PS. "Whippits" - Laughing gas.

Fort Street Bridge (New)
Posted September 18, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

"Whippits"? That is a new one...

Fort Street Bridge (New)
Posted September 18, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Only in DETROIT... someone attempted a Blues Brothers maneuver over this bridge!

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2020/09/17/driver-...

Fort Street Bridge (New)
Posted June 5, 2018, by Jeff Routson (jroutson&hardestyhanover [dot] com)

The design of the Fort Street Bridge was directed by the Okemos, MI office of Hardesty & Hanover.

A Scherzer type bascule is not at all uncommon for 2015. At least 5 have been completed since 2010.

Fort Street Bridge (New)
Posted December 20, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

That is correct, see attached from bridge plans. The structure was designed by Hardesty and Hanover.

Fort Street Bridge (New)
Posted December 20, 2016, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

From the photos at http://www.detroitnews.com/picture-gallery/news/local/detroi..., this appears to be a Scherzer-type rolling lift bridge, an unusual design for 2015. Is this true?