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River Rouge Conrail Bridge

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River Rouge Conrail Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 1, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Norfolk Southern) Over River Rouge
Location
Detroit: Wayne County, Michigan: United States

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
135 Feet (41 Meters)
Structure Length
185 Feet (56 Meters)
Roadway Width
30 Feet (9.14 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 1 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is a cool looking through truss bascule rail bridge that is visible from the I-75 Bridge nearby as well as from the Jefferson Avenue Bridge. You can't get close to this bridge unless you have a boat, but either way it looks nice from a distance anyway.

The bridge is a Strauss overhead counterweight heel-trunnion bascule bridge. Strauss Bascule Bridge Company provided design services for the bridge. Wisconsin Bridge and Iron Company is reported to be the superstructure. Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company of Leavenworth, Kansas appears to have been the substructure contractor, because Volume 212 of Michigan Reports for 1920 which details Michigan Supreme Court decisions describes a claim brought against this company for a death caused by a worker who was decompressed too quickly after working in a caisson.

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