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Western Gateway Trail - 1st Avenue Overpass

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Bessemer Rail Bridge

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Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2016

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BH Photo #374375

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Overview
Double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over 1st Avenue on Western Gateway Trail
Location
Bessemer, Gogebic County, Michigan
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1896
Builder
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Railroads
- Minneapolis, St. Paul, & Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (SOO)
- Rail-to-trail
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
Design
Polygonal Double-intersection Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 220.0 ft.
Also called
1st Avenue Railroad Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.47669, -90.05581   (decimal degrees)
46°28'36" N, 90°03'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/726004/5151226 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bessemer
Inventory number
BH 52301 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 27, 2014: Updated by Luke: Corrected railroads
  • April 30, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

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Comments 

CNW - 1st Avenue Overpass
Posted December 27, 2014, by chris (yoopertracks [at] centurytel [dot] net)

Railroad was the Soo Line, not CNW. Last train across was February 1995. Tracks scrapped in fall of '98 or spring of '99.