Big Blue Bridges

On your way to the Airport from Detroit you will behold two new additions: a pair of monstrous but beautiful blue suspension bridges that span a portion of I-94. Construction had piqued much curiosity in me over the past few months and also elicited fear that the structure was actually a public art project for Superbowl visitors. Last night after class I was really excited that I was able to cross the bridge heading westbound. Of course this morning heading eastbound I was a disappointed that I couldn

6 Comments so far

  1. MGal (unregistered) on September 9th, 2005 @ 1:07 pm

    It is called the “Gateway Bridge”.
    May Detroit News Story

  2. Jeremy Pawelek (unregistered) on September 9th, 2005 @ 2:01 pm

    I like how it “spans” Telegraph Rd.

  3. (unregistered) on September 9th, 2005 @ 2:02 pm

    I have been following the progression of these blue bridges, and saw them for the first time a few months ago. I think it is a pretty cool thing that’s being done. I read somewhere that they are supposed to elicit a “Welcome to Detroit!” feeling for visitors heading into the city.

  4. Mollika* (unregistered) on September 11th, 2005 @ 2:59 pm

    Lucky Telegraph road :0)

    Makes my commute a little more fun. I think they are lovely and I hope visitors feel the same.

  5. Steven (unregistered) on September 12th, 2005 @ 11:02 am

    Bridges go over water. What MDOT built is a fancy viaduct.

    Of course the Mackinac Bridge is going to need some serious work in coming years, I hope we can afford it.

  6. Bobby (aka UrbanTiki) (unregistered) on September 12th, 2005 @ 7:11 pm

    Was this part of the chock-full-o’-pork Highway Bill, passed by those fiscally-responsible conservatives?

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