US Pedestrian Bridge Survey

Interstate 75 Pedestrian Bridges

As part of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, five new pedestrian bridges will cross Interstate-75 in Detroit, Michigan to serve the community and enhance the aesthetic corridor experience for motorists as they travel through the region.

Pedestrian bridges will be located over I-75 at (west to east):

  1. Solvay Street
  2. Beard Street
  3. Waterman Street
  4. Junction Street
  5. Lansing Street

Pedestrian Bridge Alternatives

There are three design alternatives under consideration. The following items, however, will be standard regardless of which option is selected to move forward:

  • All alternatives are designed to be compliant with Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards
  • Bridge clearance over the roadway is 17 feet 3 inches
  • 10-foot wide walkway for users
  • LED lighting to be installed
  • Constructed of pre-cast concrete girders and concrete decks, concrete walls/ramps, metal alloy railings
  • Installation starting in 2019 and continuing until early 2023.

Alternative 1

Gateway Design – The elegantly curved arch, a timeless structural form acts as a simple and strong gateway to the community.

Daytime View from I-75

Daytime View from I-75

Night View from I-75

Night View from I-75

Daytime User View

Daytime User View

 

Alternative 2

 Twin Triangles – Two triangular trusses appeal a modern structural design and echo the cable-stayed structure of the new Gordie Howe International Bridge.

Daytime View from I-75

Daytime View from I-75

Night View from I-75

Night View from I-75

Daytime User View

Daytime User View

 

Alternative 3

 Industrial Heritage – A bridge composed of repeated steel panels and wire mesh, aesthetically reflects the area’s industrial and manufacturing history.

Daytime View from I-75

Daytime View from I-75

Night View from I-75

Night View from I-75

Daytime User View

Daytime User View

Cast Your Vote

As part of project development, public consultation to review the pedestrian bridge design options is required. Bridging North America, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority’s (WDBA) private-sector partner, is seeking community input on the three alternatives.

Which pedestrian bridge option would you like to see installed in the community?

Pick one and cast your vote by Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

Next Steps

Further consultation will continue in early 2019 with the community and relevant authorities to finalize the pedestrian bridge design. The selected alternative will be shared with the public at future meetings.

 

 

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