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GR - Grand River Bridge

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Photo provided by Don Harrison

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

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BH Photo #377568

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Grand River on Grand Rapids Eastern RR (formerly Pere Marquette RR)
Location
Lowell, Kent County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1904
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
- Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W)
- Grand Rapids Eastern Railroad (GR)
- Mid-Michigan Railroad (MMRR)
- Pere Marquette Railway (PM)
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.92854, -85.33415   (decimal degrees)
42°55'43" N, 85°20'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/635939/4754225 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lowell
Inventory number
BH 52085 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2021: Updated by Luke: Re-added Mid-Michigan Railroad category as they were the user before sale to Grand Rapids Eastern Railroad
  • February 10, 2021: Updated by Mike Kerkau: Railroad correction
  • February 28, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 2, 2017: New photos from Luke
  • October 26, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added railroad
  • April 17, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

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Comments 

MMRR - Grand River Bridge
Posted February 10, 2021, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

This actually appears to be on the Grand Rapids Eastern Railroad line: https://gwrr.com/railroads/north_america/grand_rapids_easter...

MMRR - Grand River Bridge
Posted February 9, 2021, by AP (peck4756 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is this the 1st RR bridge at this site? Thanks.