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ADBF - Raisin River Bridge (Blissfield)

Photos 

Photo taken by Janis Ford in November 2010

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BH Photo #300789

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Baltimore through truss bridge over Raisin River on Adrian & Blissfield Railroad
Location
Blissfield, Lenawee County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1907
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Adrian & Blissfield Railroad (ADBF)
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Baltimore through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 150.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Also called
Blissfield Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83438, -83.86631   (decimal degrees)
41°50'04" N, 83°51'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/261993/4635360 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blissfield
Elevation
675 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 52034 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 10, 2022: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • July 18, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "Riveted", "10-panel truss"
  • August 22, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added photos and information
  • June 19, 2016: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Corrected RR reporting marks
  • October 11, 2014: New photos from Janis Ford
  • June 26, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Adrian & Blissfield Railroad"
  • April 11, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

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Comments 

ADBF - Raisin River Bridge (Blissfield)
Posted November 10, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Who says railroad bridges are ugly rusty hulks? The town of Blissfield has certainly done a tasteful job of making their very visible railroad bridge shine at night....and the full moon added the final touch!

On a side note, the bridge was decked out in purple and orange the night I visited, but apparently it can be illuminated in green and red as well: https://www.novaflexled.com/projects/blissfield-railroad-bri...

ADBF - Raisin River Bridge (Blissfield)
Posted August 26, 2021, by Paul Plassman
Blissfield Railroad Bridge
Posted June 26, 2012, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

Photos taken 11/14/10

Interesting pedestrian bridge across the road.