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The Zilwaukee Bridge: From the Beginning

The following pages reproduce a 1987 report issued by the Michigan Department of Transportation in response to public concerns about the safety of the Zilwaukee Bridge, then nearing completion. The text here is reproduced word-for-word from the original report and no alterations—grammatical or otherwise—have been made.


Table of Contents

Zilwaukee Bridge Report Cover

Letter from James P. Pitz, Director Michigan Department of Transportation
Section 1: Safe Today & Tomorrow
Section 2: Background
Section 3: Bridge Technology
Section 4: The Accident
Section 5: Making Repairs
Section 6: Terminating the Contract
Section 7: Resuming Construction
Section 8: Bridge Safety
Section 9: Testing and Inspection
Section 10: Conclusion & Appendix

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