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Rail Street Bridge

   


Rail Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 2012
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Rail Street Over Silver Street (M-28 BR)
Location
Negaunee: Marquette County, Michigan
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1936 By Builder/Contractor: Jutton-Kelly Company of Detroit, Michigan

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
48 Feet (14.6 Meters)
Structure Length
50 Feet (15.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
28 Feet (8.5 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
6522

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This bridge today carries Rail Street over Silver Street. Rail Street is appropriately named. It originally was not a road, but a railroad line for the Chicago and NorthWestern Railroad and the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railroad. Today, nothing remains of the railroad line except the name of Rail Street and this railroad bridge. The railroad bridge is far more wide than Rail Street. The total bridge width is 118.4 feet (36.1 meters). The width of the bridge may have to do that it served two railroad companies, who may have had more than one set of tracks each.

The builder of this bridge was the Jutton-Kelly Company. The plaque does not list the company's city of operation. However period literature mentions that their home city was Detroit. However the company appears to have also existed at Copemish, Michigan, perhaps in its later years. The company is reported to have been formed in 1924 by Wardell H. Lyke.

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