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CM - Bay City Swing Bridge

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Bay City Railroad Swing Bridge

Michigan

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #285957

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Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Saginaw River on Central Michigan Railway
Location
Bay City, Bay County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
Builder
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (girder span fabricator)
Railroads
- Central Michigan Railway (CM)
- Michigan Central Railroad (MC)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 245.0 ft.
Total length: 660.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.60556, -83.89008   (decimal degrees)
43°36'20" N, 83°53'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/266756/4832124 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bay City
Inventory number
BH 52118 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 12, 2019: Updated by Mike Kerkau: details added
  • September 14, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 3, 2015: New photos from Luke
  • October 23, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 18, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 20, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

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Comments 

CM - Bay City Swing Bridge
Posted September 13, 2018, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'm not able to see trains actually going across this bridge very often, but yesterday when I was driving over Liberty there was one at the west side approach getting ready to cross.

CM - Bay City Swing Bridge
Posted October 11, 2017, by MARK WELLINGTON (wholesaledirectent [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thought this might be a pic to enjoy of the bridge. Taken 10-09-2017 looking at the bridge going up stream.