New Bagley pedestrian bridge reconnects Mexicantown

Yesterday, Cinco de Mayo, the new Bagley pedestrian bridge over I-75 in Detroit was officially opened. Mexicantown has been divided by I-75 for over 40 years and this biking and walking bridge helps close some of that gap.

And it does it with style as the below photos show.

Here are some details from the Detroit News:

The 407-foot-long bridge is the first cable-stayed pedestrian bridge in Michigan and varies in width from 10 feet on the western approach to 31 feet on the eastern approach.

The bridge also connects to plazas at both ends. It is adorned with 335 lights and surrounded by 900 trees, plants and shrubs.

The Bagley Avenue Pedestrian Bridge?cost $5 million to build and is part of the $230 million Gateway Project, which provides a direct connection from I-75 and I-96 to the Ambassador Bridge.

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4 Responses to “New Bagley pedestrian bridge reconnects Mexicantown”

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    […] span the highway and reunify a major commercial corridor in the area. After over two decades, in May 2011 the bridge officially opened, complete with pedestrian plazas on both ends and a connection […]

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    […] span the highway and reunify a major commercial corridor in the area. After over two decades, in May 2011 the bridge officially opened, complete with pedestrian plazas on both ends and a connection […]

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