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Portage Lake Swing Bridge

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Houghton - Hancock Bridge (Old)

Replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in November 2014

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BH Photo #341723

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Portage River
Location
Hancock, Houghton County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Replaced in 1960
Builder
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Railroads
- Copper Range Railroad (COPR)
- Houghton Country Traction
- Marquette, Houghton & Ontonagon Railroad
- Mineral Range Railroad (MRAX)
Design
Through truss swing
Also called
Houghton-Hancock Bridge (Old)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.12341, -88.57409   (decimal degrees)
47°07'24" N, 88°34'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/380605/5220080 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chassell
Inventory number
BH 70062 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 17, 2018: New photo from Luke
  • November 20, 2015: Added by Douglas Butler

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke
  • Geoff Hubbs