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MC - Trenton Channel Bridge

Photos 

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BH Photo #541183

Facts 

Overview
Lost Post through truss bridge over Detroit River (Trenton Channel) on Michigan Central Railroad
Location
Wayne County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1873; replaced 1931
Railroad
- Michigan Central Railroad (MC)
Design
East to west:
Four 13-panel Post through truss fixed spans, approximately 198' each
One 26-panel Post through truss swing span, 340'
One 13-panel Post through truss fixed span, 198'
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 340.0 ft.
Total length: 1,343.0 ft.
Also called
Grosse Ile Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.12738, -83.17444   (decimal degrees)
42°07'39" N, 83°10'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/320273/4666206 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 100650 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 23, 2022: New photo from Paul Plassman
  • September 21, 2022: New photos from Paul Plassman

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