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LSI - Presque Isle Ore Dock

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Trestle connects to Ore Dock

Rail cars are pushed onto the ore dock by locomotives; the cars are dumped into pockets below the tracks. Chutes are dropped to the cargo hatches of the ship and the ore is dumped into the hold.

Photo taken by Robert Thompson in October 2011

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BH Photo #216926

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Street View 

Description 

This trestle connects the rail yard to the Presque Isle Ore Dock, where lake freighters are loaded with iron ore from the Marquette Iron Range mines. From here, it is shipped to steel mills in Chicago, Gary and Cleveland.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Lake Shore Blvd. on Railroad
Location
Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1911
Railroads
- Duluth, South Shore, & Atlantic Railway (DSSA)
- Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad (LSI)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 37.7 ft.
Total length: 38.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.58059, -87.38988   (decimal degrees)
46°34'50" N, 87°23'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/470127/5158631 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marquette
Inventory numbers
MINEW 06628 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 49805 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 5, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Duluth, South Shore, & Atlantic Railway"
  • October 10, 2011: Added by Robert Thompson

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