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CN - Niagara Rail Bridge

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #519182

Description 

Pair of mismatched spans, likely relocated from elsewhere

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Menominee River on Abandoned Canadian National Railway
Location
Niagara, Dickinson County, Michigan, and Marinette County, Wisconsin
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1898
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 320.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.77473, -87.98601   (decimal degrees)
45°46'29" N, 87°59'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/423342/5069491 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norway
Inventory number
BH 70054 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 12, 2022: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Corrected predecessor railroad
  • February 12, 2022: New photo from Luke
  • November 19, 2015: Added by John Marvig

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CN - Niagara Rail Bridge
Posted February 12, 2022, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Absolutely. Measuring, it appears to be 200', which would match up for the Clinton bridge. The next question is, where did the smaller span come from? It appears to be 1880s or 1890s work. At 120' long, this is a rather short span, so it may be very old.

CN - Niagara Rail Bridge
Posted February 12, 2022, by Luke

One of the spans is clearly relocated from Clinton, Iowa's old bridge.