Wyandotte Interactive Tour / Five Adjacent Viaducts

Wyandotte, Michigan
1854 Wyandotte Village   |   Ford City   |   Glenwood & Mt. Carmel   |   South Wyandotte

F. Five Adjacent Viaducts, unique engineering feature
Where Eureka passes under five consecutive viaducts is considered a feature of transportation planning and design unique to Wyandotte. Traveling westward, the first four viaducts support railroad tracks above. The fifth was for the Interurban

The interurban connection went north to Detroit and south to Toledo. From Detroit it was possible to go west as far as Grand Rapids, north to Saginaw, and south to Trenton, Monroe, and Toledo. From Toledo it was possible to travel as far as the East Coast, though trains provided more convenient and reliable travel.

When the Interurban discontinued service in the 1930s, tracks, bridges, and trestles were removed. The Interurban viaduct in Wyandotte is believed to be the last remaining example of its type in Michigan. And together the 5 adjacent viaducts are believed to be a unique example of transportation planning and design.