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E&LS Porterfield Trestle

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Escanaba and Lakeshore line between Marinete and Crivitz

The roadbed, tracks and ties are in poor condition. But the line still makes money for the company; they use it to store rolling stock for other railroads.

Photo taken by Robert Thompson in March 2017

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BH Photo #383710

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Description 

Apparently there was an earlier timber trestle on this site, based on the existence of deteriorating former pilings.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Mud Brook on Escanaba and Lakeshore Railroad
Location
Porterfield, Marinette County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
Railroad
- Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad (ELS)
Design
An all-timber trestle on a rarely used rail line. Currently, the tracks are used for long-term storage of unused rail cars.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.16462, -87.82077   (decimal degrees)
45°09'53" N, 87°49'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/435496/5001565 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Porterfield
Inventory number
BH 76178 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 19, 2017: Added by Robert Thompson