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This bridge and interchange was found historic by the Michigan Historic Bridge Inventory for its significance as an early and important interchange in Michigan. The bridge retains good integrity except for the loss of original railing.
This page refers to the main bridge carrying US-12 over the mainline of I-94. However, this page also includes photos of three other bridges related to this interchange. One carries US-12 over the ramp from US-12 to Westbound I-94 is is located immediately west of the main bridge. Another carries the ramp from US-12 to Westbound I-94 over I-94. The other carries the ramp from US-12 to Eastbound I-94 over I-94.
Information and Findings From Michigan Historic Bridge Inventory
The Detroit Industrial Expressway and the Edsel Ford
Expressway became models for freeway design throughout the country,
helping to stimulate the construction of the modern interstate system.
The U.S. Highway 12 Bridges qualify for the National Register as
representative examples of the structures designed for these innovative
highways. The bridges are also eligible under for their engineering
significance. Standing where the two expressways merge, the bridges
represent the successful solution to an intersection that was
challenging to design and construct.
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