CN - Menominee River Bridge (Michigan)
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
BH Photo #227472
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.
- Deck plate girder bridge over Menominee River on CN Railroad
- Menominee, Menominee County, Michigan, and Marinette County, Wisconsin
- Open to traffic
- - Canadian National Railway (CN)
- 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
- 595 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 51683 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- March 12, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
- March 11, 2012: Added by Robert Thompson