|Name:||GTWRR over LODGE SER DR (HAMILTON)|
|Location:||S OF W GRAND BLVD|
|Purpose:||Carries railroad over highway|
|Route classification:||Local (Urban) |
|Length of largest span:||59.7 ft. [18.2 m]|
|Total length:||84.0 ft. [25.6 m]|
|Main span material:||Steel |
|Main span design:||Girder and floorbeam system |
More than 40 years ago, members of the Cass Tech High School Class of 1968 applied some white spray paint to the south elevation of this former New York Central grade separation bridge over the southbound Lodge service drive, just south of Grand Boulevard.
Their work was amateurish and not properly centered, but the result was a LIONEL girder bridge in “12-inch-to-the-foot” scale.
The pranksters signed their work: “CT ‘68”, in a parody of the familiar Grand Trunk "GT" noodle herald.
The re-painted bridge was in full view of northbound Lodge Freeway motorists for many years.
The 1968 artwork has been partially painted over; the southernmost of three tracks on this crossing has been removed.
A 60-year-old aerial photo of Lodge Freeway construction shows NEW YORK CENTRAL lettering on this bridge.