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Detroitman
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Post Number: 1064
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Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 4:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Last Friday MDOT launched a website for the new Ambassador Bridge Gateway project that will get underway this summer and end in December 2009. The project includes reconstruction of I-75/96, a new interchange linking the interstates to the bridge and a cable-stayed pedestrian bridge, the first in Michigan. Here's a link: http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0 ,1607,7-151-9621_11008_45614-- -,00.html

Rendering of bridge:
http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0 ,1607,7-151-9621_11008_45614_4 5628-164817--,00.html
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Detroit313
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Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 4:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That looks nice 313
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Broken_main
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Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 4:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The pedestrian bridge is nice. The promise to reconnect Mexican Village is being seen right now. I am sure there will be a lot more traffic on Fort Street now.
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Stephenvb
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Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 - 8:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The design is nicely done. After waiting for nearly 10 years it will be nice to see this design finally realized.

If you're interested and have the patience to navigate the site, there are more renderings over at V-G Studio. Goto: Projects > Urban > Bagley Avenue Pedestrian Bridge.
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Iddude313
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Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 - 2:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Awesome!
That will be nice to walk over.
Looks sorta Calatrava-ish.
Nice.
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Supersport
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Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 - 3:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Stephenvb,

Check out the 3rd image, looks like one guy is shooting at the other who is running across the bridge. The whole rendering makes me chuckle...but just a little.
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Spitty
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Post Number: 562
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Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 - 3:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

nobody's used this word or any of it's variants to describe it yet so I will...
nice.

I'm really glad they've added it because it was getting to be a real pain to scale those walls and cross those 17 lanes of freeway right there. Can't wait until it's done but I use that stretch of 75 quite a bit so the construction delays will definitely be a pain in 2008.

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