Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wabash Bridge over Rouge River in Detroit, MI

(Bridge Hunter, Historic Bridges, 3D Satellite)

Photo from Bridge Hunter

Peter Dudley shared
Here's an old photograph of the former-Wabash (currently Norfolk Southern Railway) double-track bascule bridge over the Rouge River.
Note the distance separating the tracks.
Aaron Angle This bridge is a rare Abt Type bascule bridge. It stands American Bridge Type. The movement of the counterweight is fascinating on this type of structure.

This is an Abt Bascule bridge. The Port Huron posting has more information on this type of bridge.

Update:
Peter Dudley shared
Railroaders know this bascule bridge as Wabash Bridge, currently owned and operated by Norfolk Southern Railway (NS).
The view is south (downstream), looking toward the Fisher Freeway (I-75) / Rouge River Bridge (Scott Hocking photo, 2017).
Ken Borg That bascule bridge is one of eight that was built to this design and one of three that are in Michigan.
Scott Hocking posted
toward old Rouge River RR bascule bridge (North) and I-75 overpass

Peter commented on his share
Here's a more-recent photograph of the same bridge, looking downstream toward the I-75 bridge (Jimmy Nagy photo).


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