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Title: WDIV: "The Z-Bridge: The turbulent history behind Michiganís Zilwaukee Bridge"
Post by: bessertc on May 20, 2022, 12:33:19 AM
Ken Haddad from Detroit's WDIV-TV 4 wrote up a little story summing up the long and winding history of the Zilwaukee Bridge(s):

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/michigan/2022/05/19/the-z-bridge-the-turbulent-history-behind-michigans-zilwaukee-bridge/ (https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/michigan/2022/05/19/the-z-bridge-the-turbulent-history-behind-michigans-zilwaukee-bridge/)
Title: Re: WDIV: "The Z-Bridge: The turbulent history behind Michiganís Zilwaukee Bridge"
Post by: Terry Shea on May 20, 2022, 12:45:09 AM
The name says it all.
Title: Re: WDIV: "The Z-Bridge: The turbulent history behind Michiganís Zilwaukee Bridge"
Post by: GaryV on May 20, 2022, 07:42:38 AM
And credits to Chris Bessert.
Title: Re: WDIV: "The Z-Bridge: The turbulent history behind Michiganís Zilwaukee Bridge"
Post by: Papa Emeritus on June 09, 2022, 11:40:39 AM
Another article about the old Zilwaukee bridge said in the late 1970s, it was raised as people were driving up north for the opening of the deer hunting season.

A hunter who was frustrated about being stuck in traffic decided if he couldn't shoot at deer, he'd shoot at something else, and shot out one of the windows of the bridge's control cab.

Nobody in the control cab was injured, but I'm sure a couple of people in the cab had to put on fresh underwear after their shift ended....