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Amtrak - 2nd Street Overpass

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Photo taken by Byron Miller in September 2014

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BH Photo #295236

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Overview
Stone arch bridge over N. 2nd Street on Amtrak Railroad
Location
Niles, Berrien County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1891
Builder
- ? R. Porter (Stonemason)
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Michigan Central Railroad (MC)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83569, -86.25748   (decimal degrees)
41°50'08" N, 86°15'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/561651/4631800 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Niles West
Inventory number
BH 56732 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 10, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 19, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added builder from stone
  • January 19, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added information
  • September 23, 2014: New photos from Byron Miller
  • June 23, 2013: Added by James Baughn

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Comments 

Amtrak - 2nd Street Overpass
Posted March 11, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks,Clark.Sounds plausible.

Amtrak - 2nd Street Overpass
Posted March 10, 2020, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Usually they are remnants of drilled holes for the explosives used to break out the rock in the quarry.

Amtrak - 2nd Street Overpass
Posted March 10, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Maybe somebody can answer this question.What are all of the holes in the blocks for?They look like they don't go all of the way through the blocks.