May 23, 2022 - News

Another Detroit pedestrian bridge shut down

Brooklyn Street pedestrian bridge in Detroit barricaded for safety.
Brooklyn Street pedestrian bridge over I-94. Photo: Joe Guillen/Axios

The state barricaded a pedestrian bridge near downtown Friday following the partial collapse of another bridge earlier this month.

Why it matters: The Brooklyn Street bridge over I-94 near Wayne State University is one of about 70 pedestrian bridges in the city.

  • Wayne State students studied the bridges in 2016 and concluded the structural integrity of 33 were compromised, the Detroit News reported.

Driving the news: MDOT said Friday it is double checking all bridges in the city rated poor.

  • Bridge inspectors closed the poorly-rated Brooklyn Street bridge because they determined that patches on the walking surface need replacement.

What's next: The bridge is expected to reopen July 1. In the meantime, MDOT suggests using Trumbull Avenue as an alternative.

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