all who wander are not lost

This total collapse of the two level double car overpass on the Packard plant sits squarely on a public road – Bellevue Street.

A scant bit of blockage to warn drivers not to venture this way.

Packard has taken some hard hits as of late, with the skyrocketing values of scrap metals recently scrappers have gone wild across the region.

Hey – a pink excavator – never seen one of those before. lol

2 Responses to Catastrophic Failure

  • I used to work in the Packard building for Essex Wire in the late ’70s designing wire harnesses for Ford Motor Company. The 3rd and 4th floor provided indoor parking for the employees. On the other side of the tracks cutting through the buildings was Ludington Books which distributed books and magazines throughout Metro-Detroit. You had to walk through this bridge to get from the magazine department to the book department. Across the street, on the other side of Grand Blvd., was a Kingsway Department Store where I shopped and waited for the bus in winter. Just south down Grand Blvd. was an A&P and RETS electronic training school, many of their graduates I have worked with over the years.

  • hey…photograph the Forge Blg while you still can.
    it is already collapsing (the 1-story “sheds” part), and the main supports of the Forge itself are cut, so it will topple soon.

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