Implosion brings down ‘Mighty Marysville’ power plant

 The former DTE Energy Co. coal-fired power plant in Marysville fell Saturday morning as its 12 stories were imploded to make way for riverfront development.

The 300,000-square-foot plant on the banks of the St. Clair River carried the nickname the “Mighty Marysville.”

Check out this video of the implosion from the scene.

Development plans for the 20-acre property remain unsettled but ideas include a boutique hotel, condominiums, a fine-dining restaurant, a day-slip marina and a water park.

Built in 1922, the 167-megawatt plant employed 250 for most of its productive life until it went offline in 2001.


(Photos, videos and story by Gary Anglebrandt.)

— November 15, 2015; Crain’s Detroit Business.