This is a trio of traditional concrete encased girder overpass bridges. Many such bridges were built in Detroit, along with riveted plate girder overpasses. More investigation is needed, but it appears the simple plate girder overpasses appear to be the oldest bridges (1900-1915), with the concrete encased stringer bridges like these being slightly newer (perhaps ca. 1915 and after), and a third group of bridges mostly from the 1930s were fancy Art deco girder and stringer bridges with many handsome details.
The concrete encased stringer and girder bridges like this bridge are perhaps the least historically significant of railroad overpasses in Detroit since they are not as old or extensively composed of older construction techniques like riveted built-up bents as seen on the older plate girder overpasses, and they lack the handsome architectural details of the 1930s Art Deco bridges. They are also nearly identical to overpasses also found in great quanties in some other large cities, notably Chicago.
Only a few overview photos are available. The road has been closed and abandoned passing under these bridges. From west to east, there are three bridges: the first being a two track bridge, still in use, the second being a quite wide bridge with support for many sets of tracks but only carrying two, and lastly an abandoned single track bridge.
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