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Escanaba Traction Company Bridge

Escanaba Traction Company Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 1, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Abandoned Escanaba Traction Company) Over Escanaba River
Location
Escanaba: Delta County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
Main Span Count Not Available
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: Only the concrete substructure of this bridge remains!

HistoricBridges.org does not typically include the remains of long-lost bridges, except that this bridge helps set the context of this section of the Escanaba River, where the varying remains of at least three bridges can be found in the area. Also, this bridge is of particular interest because it was of unusual design. That the bridge was of unusual design is visible even today, with the entire superstructure and approach system long gone. The remaining concrete piers, all that remains today, are of rapidly changing height indicating a bridge of extremely steep grade (incline). At one end, the bridge was higher than the adjacent railroad bridge. Running at a different angle as the railroad bridge, this bridge's slope carried the deck down and actually under the railroad bridge. This bridge's superstructure was apparently removed, at least partially, by 1943. This can be determined because when the adjacent railroad bridge's five spans were turned into ten spans by adding piers, one of these added piers was placed such that it lies right in the path of where the railroad bridge would have been. The substructure of the bridge today is immensely deteriorated. The worst deterioration is at the base. Some of the piers are tipping. Some of the piers have the wooden piles that form the core of the substructure exposed in these areas, an interesting look at the interior of a concrete pier.

The below post card shows the bridge in its original configuration. Note the additional long approach span system at the far end of the image; this approach system is gone as well.

Image courtesy of the Escanaba Postcard Museum - www.eskycards.com.

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