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Howard Street Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

View this photo at books.google.com

BH Photo #482223

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Steel arch bridge over Conrail (Nee NYC nee Michigan Central) on Howard Street
Location
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1921; Removed late 60s/early 70s
Builder
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
Steel through arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.32399, -83.06824   (decimal degrees)
42°19'26" N, 83°04'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/329581/4687820 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90707 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 24, 2020: New photo from Luke

Sources 

Comments 

Howard Street Bridge
Posted September 24, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

The 1957 image on HA almost makes it look more like a through truss than a rainbow arch. But then...that would make sense if the design was closer to one like Baltimore's own Howard Street bridge, which is listed as a steel through arch: http://bridgehunter.com/md/baltimore-city/200000BC1405010/

As to time of removal - looks like 1966-1973 range is as close as it gets.