Portion of downtown Detroit parking deck collapses, swallowing at least one car

by

comment
Parking deck collapse in downtown Detroit. - WDIV
  • WDIV
  • Parking deck collapse in downtown Detroit.

Multiple parked cars fell this morning when a portion of the upper deck collapsed in a downtown Detroit parking structure.

Aerial footage from WDIV showed a hole as deep as the height of an SUV at the structure on 1400 Woodbridge St., just south of Jefferson Avenue and east of I-375. Multiple vehicles slid down toward the level below when the pavement gave, while one appeared to fall directly into the hole, toppling on its side.



No one was injured, according to a representative with Matrix Human Services, the operator of the parking structure. The structure services the Detroit headquarters of the non-profit social services organization.

The deck caved at some point in the 9 o’clock hour, she said. It's not yet clear what the cause was.



Parking deck collapse in downtown Detroit. - WDIV
  • WDIV
  • Parking deck collapse in downtown Detroit.

Stay on top of Detroit news and views. Sign up for our weekly issue newsletter delivered each Wednesday.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.