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I&L - Dickerson Creek Stone Arch Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by John Berry in April 2011

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BH Photo #198152

Map 

Description 

I'm trying to find history on this bridge. I know it has to be from the late 1800s. When I was out there the water was to high and to cold to be in to get a REALLY good look at things.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Dickerson Creek on abandoned Ionia and Lansing Railroad
Location
Ionia County, Michigan
Status
Open to pedestrians
Railroads
- Detroit, Grand Rapids & Western Railroad (DGR&W)
- Detroit, Lansing & Northern Railroad (DL&N)
- Ionia & Lansing Railroad (I&L)
- Pere Marquette Railroad (PM)
Design
Stone arch
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.10773, -85.20787   (decimal degrees)
43°06'28" N, 85°12'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/645819/4774336 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Belding
Land survey
T. 8 N., R. 8 W., Sec. 1
Elevation
770 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 48715 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 31, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Edited entry & added categories
  • December 2, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Added topo map info
  • December 2, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Found info on nathan's site, linked it to the page,
  • December 2, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Added GPS coordinates
  • April 28, 2011: Added by John Berry

Sources 

Comments 

Stone Arch
Posted December 3, 2011, by David A. Shaw (scpry1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nice find!

Stone Arch
Posted December 2, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Perhaps built by Pere Marquette Railway or a predecessor. Later part of C&O system.