Feb 28, 2012

Bagley Pedestrian Bridge - Detroit

Build It and It will Be Walked
The Bagley Pedestrian Bridge officially opened on May 5, 2010 as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration in Mexicantown. This one of a kind bridge was created during the Gateway Project that was a major construction overhaul of the freeways that improved access to the Ambassador Bridge.  Ever since then, I've wanted to take a stroll across it.  "Why?", you might ask?  Well, I can only respond with, "Why not?"
Too Much Information?
It's an interesting bridge, and I've come to find out from a case study on lusas.com that it's "the first cable-stayed bridge to be built in the state of Michigan."  The detailed overview on lusas.com also contains this gem: "The bridge superstructure comprises a trapezoidal single-cell steel box girder of constant depth and varying width topped by a concrete slab that varies from 15ft-3in to 34ft in width over its length." -- Umm... Yeah.  I can tell you this, it took me a little over four minutes to walk across the bridge, and it's pretty cool the way it connects two parts of Mexicantown. :)

So here's the video, hope you enjoy it!

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