MotorCities National Heritage Area

Changing Routes Through Hamburg Township

The Humpback Bridge used to be here, crossing the Grand Trunk Railway. The narrow wooden span was built in 1900 to carry vehicles on state route M-36 over the Grand Trunk Railway line (now the Lakeland Trail). Unsuited to speeding traffic, it was the site of accidents and fell into disrepair before it was demolished in 1966 and M-36 was reconfigured.