Update 2020-07-22: See Hazel Park updates for the state of Hazel Park’s pedbridges
as of late July 2020.
I really don’t have an excuse for delaying this post so long, considering I
rode across all the pedestrian bridges in Hazel Park ten days ago on
the morning of 12 June. My route started at my partner’s house, which is
only a couple blocks from Hazel Park’s Green Acres Park and
Invest Roosevelt High School. The Browning Avenue pedestrian bridge,
the northernmost in Hazel Park, connects that park and school with the
neighbourhood across I-75 to its east.
The next bridge, Highland Avenue, is on the south side of 9 Mile Road,
i.e. less than a mile
of straight north-south distance to the Detroit city limits. The barriers
in front of bridge ramps that block vehicle access to them (and also block
desirepaths) get a lot stronger on this side of 9 Mile. Coincidence? You
decide. Also, I apparently forgot to take photos of the view down I-75
from each side of the bridge.
The new Harry Avenue bridge is currently under construction. This replaces
a bridge that was in service up to at least 2018, according to Street View imagery. The old bridge looks very similar to Hazel Park’s other pedbridges,
so I’m guessing the rest of them will be demolished and replaced ere long.
The southernmost pedbridge in Hazel Park is Bernhard Avenue, which is
five blocks north of 8 Mile Road.
Addendum: I was curious about who Jynx was. Armed with nothing but a
date of birth, date of death, and the vague hunch that they lived, died, or
were buried in Michigan, I was able to find this Find A Grave entry.
Jynx’s full name was Amanda Rose Roeske, and she’s buried in Hiawatha Cemetery
in the Upper Peninsula. May her memory be a blessing.