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Escanaba Street Railway - Escanaba River Trestle

Photos 

Looking north

Most of the pilings are still present but the deck has been removed

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in June 2007

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #240706

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Description 

This wooden trestle was built for the Escanaba Street Railway, most likely in the early 1890s. It has long since been abandoned, but the pilings are still visible.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Escanaba River on Escanaba Street Railway
Location
Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1893
Railroads
- Escanaba Street Railway
- Streetcar
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 390.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.77918, -87.06547   (decimal degrees)
45°46'45" N, 87°03'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/494910/5069515 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
580 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 53721 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 2, 2012: Updated by Jann Mayer: Added category "Escanaba Street Railway"

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