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CN - Menominee River Bridge (Michigan)

Photos 

Looking downstream from the Hattie Street Bridge.

Bum Island, in the middle of the river; the CN Railroad Menominee River Bridge (Wisconsin) span is on the right; the CN Railroad Menominee River Bridge (Michigan) span is on the left. During the depression of the 1930's, the uninhabited island became the local hobo camp.

Photo taken by Robert Thompson

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BH Photo #227472

Map 

Description 

This is a matching span to CN Railroad Menominee River Bridge (Wisconsin), continuing the crossing from Bum Island to Menominee Michigan. Like the Wisconsin span, it is supported by older limestone piers and newer concrete piers. I presume an older truss span was removed and replaced with the current deck girder bridge, with additional piers to shorten the spans and increase the weight capacity.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Menominee River on CN Railroad
Location
Marinette, Menominee County, Michigan, and Marinette County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
Railroad
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
Design
Deck plate girder on alternating limestone and concrete piers
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.10567, -87.63034   (decimal degrees)
45°06'20" N, 87°37'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/450410/4994882 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marinette West
Elevation
595 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 51683 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 12, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • March 11, 2012: Added by Robert Thompson