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FOXY - Black River Bridge

Photo 

Black River, 1987

They put timber cribbing on the west bank to guide the river away from the wood trestle bent

Photo taken by Bruce Oldenberg

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BH Photo #515789

Facts 

Overview
Through plate girder bridge over Black River on Fox Valley & Lake Superior Railroad
Location
Gogebic County, Michigan
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
There hasn't been a train since 2016 or longer
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Duluth, South Shore, & Atlantic Railway (DSSA)
- Fox Valley & Lake Superior Railroad (FOXY)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
- Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 55.0 ft.
Total length: 175.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.51271, -90.01539   (decimal degrees)
46°30'46" N, 90°00'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/728955/5155344 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95962 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 17, 2022: Updated by John Marvig: added information
  • January 17, 2022: Updated by Luke: Added railroads
  • January 17, 2022: New photo from Bruce Oldenberg

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