This pedestrian overpass is included on this website because of its unusual steel hammerhead pier. Hammerhead style piers are usually concrete. Typical of overpasses in Detroit, this bridge has lost its original railing. A section of the original railing still remains in deteriorated condition on the east retaining wall north of the bridge. The bridge is next to a beautiful old school building that was abandoned but appears to be under restoration.
Above: This historical photo, reportedly dating to 1952, shows this bridge
with its original railing. Also of interest, it appears to have American Bridge
painted on the girder, indicating the builder of the bridge.
Photo Galleries and Videos: Selden Street Pedestrian Overpass
Original / Full Size Photos A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
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Full Motion Video
This video shows a northbound drive under the bridge. Note: The downloadable high quality version of this video (available on the video page) is well worth the download since it offers excellent 2K HD detail and is vastly more impressive than the compressed streaming video. Streaming video of the bridge. Also includes a higher quality downloadable video for greater clarity or offline viewing.