- Interstate 675 (Michigan)
length_ref=cite web|author=Bessert, Christopher J.|title=Michigan Highways: Highways 250 through 696|date=
2006-10-22|work=Michigan Highways|url= http://www.michiganhighways.org/listings/MichHwys250-696.html#I-675|accessdate=2006-11-10]
terminus_a=Jct|state=MI|I|75|US|23 in Saginaw
junction=Jct|state=MI|MI|58 in Saginaw
terminus_b=Jct|state=MI|I|75|US|23 in Zilwaukee
Interstate 675 (I-675) is an
interstate highwayin the U.S. stateof Michigan. I-675 is a convert|7.73|mi|km|2|adj=on|lk=on loop route through downtown Saginaw as I-75 passes on the east side of the city.
One additional reason for I-675's existence, besides improved access to downtown Saginaw, was to serve as a bypass of the former
drawbridgecarrying I-75 across the Saginaw Riverin the nearby city of Zilwaukee, until the present Zilwaukee Bridgeopened in 1988. The former drawbridge allowed navigation up the Saginaw Riverfor a General Motorsplant located there. The present Zilwaukee Bridge is much higher, allowing navigation without the need for a drawbridge.
I-675 splits from I-75 on the eastern side of Saginaw, turning west going to Downtown Saginaw. It runs on the northern end downtown, crossing the Saginaw River to an interchange with M-58. From there it turns northward, merging back into I-75 north of the Zilwaukee Bridge.
1969-01-24, MDOT assumed the freeway loop through Saginaw into the state highway system. This loop, designated I-675 would not be completed until 1971-10-22. At this time, the highway routings through Saginaw replaced by the new I-675 freeway were turned back to local jurisdiction and removed from the state highway system.
The entire route is in Saginaw County,
* [http://www.state-ends.com/michigan/i675/ I-675 endpoint photos]
* [http://www.kurumi.com/roads/3di/i675.html#675mi Kurumi - I-675 Michigan]
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