Drawbridge: Rouge River Bridge 141, Detroit, MI (DC)
Bridge 141 is a bascule bridge which carries both highway and rail traffic on and off of Zug Island on the northwest side. It is one of two primary bridges for reaching Zug Island by rail. A third swing bridge is used as an escape route. Bridge 141 is not normally staffed, as large ships use the Short Cut Channel instead, bypassing this location. The bridge is named for its length. It is a bascule type bridge and was built in 1914. It is 141 feet long. It is owned by the Delray Connecting Railroad.
Bridge 141 is normally not staffed as large ships use the Short Cut Canal instead, bypassing this location. The bridge is named for its length.
Photo info: 2000 [Dale Berry]