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MC/Big Four Overpass



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About 8 miles from this under-grade crossing of the Michigan Central Railroad that road crosses the Benton Harbor division of the Big Four Railroad on a timber trestle, and the electric line crosses both railroads at this crossing on a steel structure over the Michigan Central trestle. The track of the Big Four Railroad is on about a 4-deg. curve and is depressed 12 ft. below the surface at the crossing. The track of the Michigan Central Railroad crosses this track nearly at right angles, the trestle on which it is built clearing the track 18 ft. The electric line crosses the Michigan Central Railroad at an angle of 45 deg. on a through 84-ft. plate- girder span, with a 66-ft. viaduct at each end on steel towers. The structure of the electric line crossing clears the steam roads so they may both be double-tracked, and is 42 ft. above the track of the Big Four Railroad. - Street Railway Journal Vol XXVIII. New York, Saturday, October 6, 1906


Lost Timber stringer bridge over Big Four Railroad on Michigan Central Railroad
Berrien County, Michigan
- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL; Big Four)
- Michigan Central Railroad (MC)
Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.80794, -86.24907   (decimal degrees)
41°48'29" N, 86°14'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/562376/4628725 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Niles East
Inventory number
BH 67328 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

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  • May 1, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • April 30, 2015: Added by Luke

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