December 17, 2021

Vintage and Current Photos Of the Deserted Detroit-Superior Bridge Subway

The Detroit-Superior Subway whisked passengers from downtown to Cleveland's West Side for many years before finally coming to a halt in 1954. It's a fascinating piece of Cleveland history that still exists, even if Clevelanders can only visit it when special events are held there. Here's what it looked like then and now, as well as what construction looked like when the bridge was first built.

(All vintage photos courtesy the Cleveland Memory Project. Recent photos by Jeffrey Stroup.)

 

 

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Vintage and Current Photos Of the Deserted Detroit-Superior Bridge Subway
Vintage and Current Photos Of the Deserted Detroit-Superior Bridge Subway
Vintage and Current Photos Of the Deserted Detroit-Superior Bridge Subway
 Bridge Construction, 1900s

Bridge Construction, 1900s

 Bridge Construction, 1900s

Bridge Construction, 1900s

 Bridge Construction, 1900s

Bridge Construction, 1900s

 High Level Bridge, 1917

High Level Bridge, 1917

 East End Construction, 1920s

East End Construction, 1920s

 Columbus Road Viaduct Construction, 1926

Columbus Road Viaduct Construction, 1926

 Columbus Road Viaduct Construction, 1927

Columbus Road Viaduct Construction, 1927