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Fort Street Bridge (Older)

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Fort Street Bridge (Older)

Replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in October 2018

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BH Photo #435881

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Rouge River on Fort Street
Location
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
History
Built 1921 ; replaced 1926
Design
Through truss swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.29130, -83.14210   (decimal degrees)
42°17'29" N, 83°08'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/323403/4684341 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83072 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1921 (526)
Built during 1920s (9,212)
Detroit, Michigan (27)
Lost (20,249)
Lost 1926 (34)
Lost during 1920s (337)
Michigan (937)
Movable (2,779)
Replaced by new bridge (13,363)
Swing (1,322)
Through truss (13,348)
Truss (30,168)
Wayne County, Michigan (79)

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 10, 2018: Added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

Fort Street Bridge (Older)
Posted November 24, 2018, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Only 5 years...despite apparently being a swing bridge, would this have always been intended as a temporary bridge while the bascule that opened in 1926 was being constructed?

(BTW, the "Oldest" would be the predecessor rather than the successor, though I don't think I have the ability to fix that.)