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Portage Lake Swing Bridge (Older)

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Portage Lake on Road
Location
Hancock, Houghton County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1875; Replaced 1891
Design
Howe deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.12391, -88.57405   (decimal degrees)
47°07'26" N, 88°34'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/380609/5220135 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chassell
Inventory number
BH 71790 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,569)
Built 1875 (108)
Built during 1870s (1,111)
Deck truss (1,733)
Hancock, Michigan (3)
Houghton County, Michigan (12)
Houghton, Michigan (5)
Howe deck truss (54)
Howe truss (559)
Lost (24,760)
Lost 1891 (12)
Lost during 1890s (155)
Michigan (1,125)
Movable (2,975)
Replaced by new bridge (16,598)
Swing (1,455)
Truss (32,807)

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