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MUR - Kalamazoo River Trestle

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Photo scanned by Wystan

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #324663

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Kalamazoo River & Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway on Michigan United Railway (Originally Jackson & Battle Creek Traction Co.)
Location
Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
LIne built 1903, Tracks removed 1930, Trestle removed February 10, 1941
Builder
- American Steel & Bridge Co.
Railroads
- Interurban
- Jackson & Battle Creek Traction Co. (J&BC)
- Michigan United Railway (MUR)
Design
Pratt through truss over LS&MS
Deck plate girder over Kalamazoo River
Steel stringer over a road
Timber stringers as approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 135.0 ft.
Total length: 700.0 ft.
Also called
MUR/LS&MS Overpass
J&BC - Kalamazoo River Trestle
J&BC//LS&MS Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.24755, -84.75920   (decimal degrees)
42°14'51" N, 84°45'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/684861/4679693 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Southwest Albion
Elevation
940 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 65567 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 17, 2022: New photo from Paul Plassman
  • September 8, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added dimensions based on source link
  • May 16, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • January 18, 2015: Added by Luke

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