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Stafford among motorists near bridge collapse

Stafford among motorists near bridge collapse Allen Park — Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was among those in traffic approaching a pedestrian bridge that collapsed onto the Southfield Freeway in Detroit early Friday morning, but he was unharmed. The Cathedral Street overpass bridge near the … Full News here – Read more on The Detroit News

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Police: Driver dies after pulling down Detroit pedestrian bridge over freeway

Police: Driver dies after pulling down Detroit pedestrian bridge over freeway MDOT's Diane Crosse on Detroit bridge collapse Diane Cross, Michigan Department of Transportation spokesperson, discussed Sept. 26 what led to a pedestrian bridge collapse that took place that morning along the Southfield Freeway. The accident … Full News here – Read more on MLive.com

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Detroit Lions Quarterback Stopped by Fallen Bridge

Detroit Lions Quarterback Stopped by Fallen Bridge Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford says he was shocked to see a fallen pedestrian bridge across a freeway as he was heading to the team's suburban practice facility. Stafford told reporters Friday in Allen Park that the crash site was something … Full News here – Read more […]

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Police: Seat belt would have saved driver in bridge collapse

Police: Seat belt would have saved driver in bridge collapse Diane Cross, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Transportation, said it's too soon after the crash to say whether the bridge at Cathedral Street in Detroit, near Joy Road, will be rebuilt. The bridge was used frequently by students at the … Full News […]

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Pedestrian bridge collapses onto Southfield Freeway; road closed for morning commute

Associated Press – The driver of a waste-hauling truck died this morning after hitting a pedestrian bridge over the Southfield Freeway in Detroit, causing it to collapse onto the roadway below and snarl rush-hour traffic, police said. Reports about the collapse came into police about 6 a.m. They determined a boom on a waste-hauling truck […]

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MDOT on Detroit overpass collapse: Crash would have taken down any bridge

A pedestrian overpass that collapsed onto Southfield Freeway on Friday was in fair-to-good condition when it was last inspected in May, a spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Transportation said. Full News here – Detroit News

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Detroit police: Unidentified human bones found in woods near Ambassador Bridge

Detroit police say human bones have been discovered at Anne and West Jefferson in Detroit not far from the Detroit River. Full News here – Detroit News

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City Council rejects $1.4-million land deal for new Detroit-Windsor bridge

City Council on Tuesday rejected a $ 1.4-million offer for 301 parcels of land that would be used to build a new bridge to Canada, according to the Associated Press. Full News here – Detroit News

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Robot to join Gov. Snyder for Mackinac Bridge Walk

Tens of thousands of people are expected to take part in the Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge – and they’ll be joined by one robot. Full News here – freep

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Bridge work to shift traffic on Woodward Avenue

Demolition is scheduled to start next week on the Interstate 75 bridge at Woodward Avenue north of downtown Detroit. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Tour de Troit bicycle tour in Detroit nears 5,000 riders; Ambassador Bridge ride set for October

DETROIT, MI — A one-of-a-kind bicycle tour of Detroit on Sept. 20 called the Tour de Troit is near registered 5,000 participants and seeks more participants to sign up by the day of the event. And if that’s not enough, organizers of the Tour de Troit will also offer an Oct. 12 20-mile ride called […]

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Slide-in bridge technology allows a quicker fix

MDOT shows off the latest in bridge replacement technology, in which a new bridge is constructed next to the old span and then slid into place. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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Concerns over debris from the Ambassador Bridge

It stands tall and spans the Detroit River in grand style. The Ambassador Bridge opened 84 years ago, but for people living on the Canada side, it is not so grand.  Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Gov. Rick Snyder, Canadian officials to announce joint panel on second Detroit bridge to Canada

Snyder is scheduled to make the announcement alongside Canadian Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt at a press conference scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in Windsor. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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International Bridge trip kindles memories

The Michigan Department of Transportation doesn’t always work with steel, asphalt and concrete: Sometimes they build using comforting memories and wistful sentiment. Just ask Barb and Arvid Reiter, who recently rode an'-wheel time machine back to Oct. 31,'64. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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