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DTI - Rouge River Bridge (Old)

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DTI - Rouge River Bridge (Old)

Replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2016

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BH Photo #351657

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Rouge River on Detroit Toledo & Ironton RR
Location
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1913; Replaced ca. 1976
Railroad
- Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad (DTI)
Design
Through truss swing
Also called
Zug Island Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.28945, -83.11808   (decimal degrees)
42°17'22" N, 83°07'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/325378/4684087 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Detroit
Inventory number
BH 61740 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 16, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 27, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • September 27, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added loss date.
  • July 16, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler

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Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke

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DTI - Rouge River Bridge (Old)
Posted April 15, 2016, by Peter Dudley (APeterDudley [at] comcast [dot] net)

The original bridge at this site was completed by Detroit & Lima Northern Railway, a predecessor of Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad, in 1898.

This photograph provides a view downstream, along the "old channel" of the Rouge River, showing Zug Island (right), and an interlocking tower (left). The tower controlled the level crossing of the railroad by Detroit United Railway's West Jefferson Avenue electric interurban line.

A passenger station was built just north of West Jefferson, c. 1923 (Burton Historical Collection photo DPA0116, accessible online from www.DPL.org).