MacArthur Bridge (Detroit)


MacArthur Bridge (Detroit)

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bridge_name= MacArthur Bridge


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official_name= Douglas MacArthur Bridge
also_known_as= Belle Isle Bridge
carries= 5 lanes of East Grand Blvd.
crosses= Detroit River
locale= Detroit, Michigan and Belle Isle, Michigan
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design= Arch bridge
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length= convert|2193|ft|m|0
width= convert|85|ft|m|0
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below= convert|30|ft|m|0
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open= September 1, 1923
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The MacArthur Bridge is a bridge that spans the Detroit River between Detroit, Michigan and Belle Isle. The bridge, which features nineteen total arches across convert|2193|ft|m|0, provides main access to Belle Isle. Completed in 1923 for $2,635,000 USD, it replaced a mostly wooden bridge that accidentally caught fire and was destroyed in 1915. The bridge, once known as the Belle Isle Bridge, was later renamed the Douglas MacArthur Bridge after American General Douglas MacArthur in 1942. It was restored in 1986 at a cost of $11.5 million. [http://info.detnews.com/history/story/index.cfm?id=77&category=locations]

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* [http://info.detnews.com/history/story/index.cfm?id=77&category=locations DetroitNews.com]

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structure= Crossings
place= Detroit River
bridge= MacArthur Bridge
bridge signs =
upstream = Lake Saint Clair
upstream signs =
downstream = Detroit-Windsor Tunnel
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