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NYC - Sycamore Creek Trestle

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Photo taken by Ethan Akerly in April 2015

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #326778

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Description 

There used to be a spur connecting the Jackson and Lansing Railroad across Sycamore Creek. The tracks that approach either side have been removed. The grading is still there. A recent extension of the Lansing River Trail crosses the former west approach of the bridge. This bridge appears to be in poor shape and is abandoned.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Sycamore Creek on Abandoned Spur of Jackson and Lansing Railroad
Location
Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroads
- Jackson & Lansing Railroad (JAIL)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Design
Steel stringer with wooden piers and a wooden deck.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.68675, -84.52833   (decimal degrees)
42°41'12" N, 84°31'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/702487/4728992 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lansing South
Inventory number
BH 67927 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 3, 2015: Added by Ethan Akerly

Sources 

  • laxfan91

Comments 

NYC - Sycamore Creek Trestle
Posted December 12, 2015, by Tim (MCRR29 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This spur was built prior to 1968 to reach Standard Block and a lumber company. There were two tracks on the east side of this bridge. Bridge was declared unsafe around 2000.