Belle Isle Br. / Detroit River

mdot historic bridges wayne county Belle Isle Br. / Detroit River

County:  Wayne

City/Township:  Detroit

Location:  Belle Isle Br. / Detroit River

Year Built:  1923

About this Bridge:
This monumental structure consists of nineteen spans, with a total length of 2,356 feet. It features cantilevered arches, allegedly only the second example of a bridge of this type in the United States when it opened. The city of Detroit completed a major rehabilitation of this bridge in 1984-1985, at a cost of $11.4 million. The project included repairs to the arches, an entirely new deck and road surface, and the installation of "New Jersey barriers" between the roadway and sidewalk.

Text credit to Charles Hyde "Historic Highway Bridges of Michigan"