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NS - Rouge River Bridge (N)

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Elevation.

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Photo taken by Nathan Holth of HistoricBridges.org

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BH Photo #244842

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Street Views 

Description 

This bridge is the first bascule bridge constructed with the counterweight that goes the opposite direction.

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Rouge River on Norfolk Southern RR (formerly Wabash RR)
Location
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1922
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 162.0 ft.
Total length: 291.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash - Rouge River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.28737, -83.13980   (decimal degrees)
42°17'15" N, 83°08'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/323582/4683899 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dearborn
Inventory number
BH 52051 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 15, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • January 26, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 21, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 5, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • March 10, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • December 8, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • October 31, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 29, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 25, 2014: New photo from James Holzmeier
  • October 24, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 29, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • July 28, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 24, 2013: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 19, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 18, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 20, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder
  • December 20, 2012: New photo from Nathan Holth
  • April 12, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

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