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DCAX - Zug Island Swing Bridge

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DCAX - Zug Island Bridge

Rarely used

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #344633

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Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over River Rouge on Delray Connecting Railroad
Location
River Rouge, Wayne County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic, but rarely used.
History
Built 1976
Railroads
- Delray Connecting Railroad (DCAX)
- Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad (DTI)
Design
Warren through truss
Also called
DCAX - Jefferson Avenue Swing Bridge
DTI - Zug Island Swing Bridge
DTI - Jefferson Avenue Swing Bridge
Jefferson Avenue Swing Bridge
Jefferson Avenue Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.28970, -83.11819   (decimal degrees)
42°17'23" N, 83°07'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/325370/4684115 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Detroit
Inventory number
BH 69430 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 24, 2021: New Street View added by Luke
  • April 24, 2021: New Street View added by Mike Kerkau
  • November 24, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 16, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 15, 2016: New Street View added by Luke
  • April 14, 2016: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • December 29, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 27, 2015: New Street View added by Luke

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DCAX - Zug Island Swing Bridge
Posted April 24, 2021, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

I wonder if something might need to be adjusted in the settings here, or if Google's just being fussy.

The StreetView appeared to have stopped working, instead returning an error of an invalid heading. I deleted all the views that were there, and tried putting a new one, in hopes that would work properly.

It seems to...not QUITE be working as intended. Now, at least there's an embed again, only - for whatever reason, "3D Scan Detroit" assumes the dominant view setting of choice. Yes, despite that being a Picasa view and not a direct StreetView view! I tried moving down the block until the view time/setting changed, then moved back in hopes of getting a "regular" StreetView in the correct location.

No dice. 3D Scan Detroit still takes over, and dumps the starting point down the block in the wrong location. You can still get it to appear by doing as I did - moving down the block, then moving back - but suffice it to say that's annoying.

DCAX - Zug Island Swing Bridge
Posted April 15, 2016, by Peter Dudley (APeterDudley [at] comcast [dot] net)

A September 2013 Google street view shows the current bridge from a point downstream, along the "old channel" of the Rouge River, as seen from West Jefferson Avenue.

This former railroad bridge has been designated as a "hot metal escape route" from Zug Island (left).

Abandoned rails are still embedded in the former West Jefferson Avenue railroad grade crossing.