AARoads Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

Author Topic: WDIV: "The Z-Bridge: The turbulent history behind Michiganís Zilwaukee Bridge"  (Read 628 times)


  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 56
  • Location: Grand Rapids area, Michigan
  • Last Login: September 01, 2022, 09:28:49 AM
    • Michigan Highways

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):

Drive right. Pass Left. Please!

Terry Shea

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 576
  • Last Login: September 26, 2022, 03:23:24 AM

The name says it all.


  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 2610
  • Location: Southeast Michigan
  • Last Login: Today at 12:17:20 PM

And credits to Chris Bessert.

Papa Emeritus

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 73
  • Location: Minnesota
  • Last Login: September 12, 2022, 12:20:31 PM

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....


Opinions expressed here on belong solely to the poster and do not represent or reflect the opinions or beliefs of AARoads, its creators and/or associates.