DT&I Old Swing Bridge Delray - June, 2003Location: River Rouge Bridge, Detroit, MI - (DT&I)

This swing bridge crosses the River Rouge near the corner of Dearborn Avenue and Jefferson Avenue.  It was used originally by the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton main line to reach its passenger station and yards in Delray.  The bridge, which is green in color, is no longer connected to rails, and is used as an emergency exit for vehicles from the island.  This bridge was originally built for the Canada Southern to cross between mainland and Grosse Isle.  It was removed and floated to the new Rouge River location during the Henry Ford era of the DT&I.

Photo Info/Credit:  [Dale Berry]

The Jefferson Avenue Swing Bridge to Zug Island is no longer connected to rail. The original swing bridge at this location may have been moved to this location from the Canada Southern crossing of the Detroit River, between the mainland and Grosse Isle. The current bridge at this location was built, or rebluit in 1976 on an existing pier..

The bridge is now used as a hot metal escape route for cars and trucks.

Photo info/credit: The bridge in the open position. [Dale Berry]

Location: 42o17.388'N / 83o07.389'W.