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NS - Raisin River Bridge


Photo taken by Janis Ford

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Baltimore through truss bridge over Raisin River on Norfolk Southern RR (formerly New York Central)
Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1910, demolished for replacement July 2015
- Conrail (CR)
- Michigan Central Railroad (MC)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Baltimore through truss
Also called
MCRR - Raisin River Bridge
NYC - Raisin River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.91253, -83.38071   (decimal degrees)
41°54'45" N, 83°22'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/302559/4642806 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 52040 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2015: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge being removed as I type
  • April 6, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: This bridge is doomed
  • May 28, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • April 11, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks



NS - Raisin River Bridge
Posted August 21, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)


I'm assuming they wanted extra clearance for doublestacks.

Aside from 'upgrading' the line, its a shame the trusses weren't disassembled for reuse. If the trusses couldn't be kept in their original location, they could have been donated for use on rail trails or utilized other purposes, including their original purpose on another active rail line.


Art S.

NS - Raisin River Bridge
Posted August 20, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

As of yesterday, this is all that remains of what was once Michigan's rare and beautiful multi-span pin-connected Baltimore truss, in its very special(for Michigan) setting right next to another historic truss. Tom LaPrise took the below photo, and thanks to Tom's diligent and much-appreciated efforts, HistoricBridges.org is able to offer a large, comprehensive photo gallery showing the demolition and replacement of one of Michigan's most significant historic railroad bridges. Full coverage is available here: http://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=tr...

Norfolk Southern Raisin River Bridge
Posted April 6, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Norfolk Southern Raisin River Bridge
Posted May 28, 2012, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

Photo taken 4/29/12