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Coalwood Trail - Au Train River Bridge

Photos 

Looking north

The penstock pipe supplies a generating station half a mile away, in a 200 foot deep gorge.

Photo taken by Robert Thompson in May 2012

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BH Photo #232230

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Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Au Train River on Coalwood Trail (formerly LS&I RR)
Location
Alger County, Michigan
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1930
Railroads
- Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad (LSI)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Also called
LSI - Au Train River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.33272, -86.85007   (decimal degrees)
46°19'58" N, 86°51'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/511539/5131027 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Forest Lake
Inventory number
BH 52300 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 16, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Corrected bujild date from 1920 to 1930 date on bridge
  • May 15, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Removed category "Railroad" as it is not active
  • May 14, 2012: New photos from Robert Thompson
  • April 30, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

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Comments 

Au Train River Railroad Bridge
Posted May 16, 2012, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

I believe that just because the railroad has been abandoned, the classification of the bridge class as a railroad bridge would not be changed. It's still a railroad bridge because that was what it was built as.