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Escanaba River Railroad Bridge

Escanaba River Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 1, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Canadian National) Over Escanaba River
Location
North Escanaba: Delta County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Metal 10 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Deck Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1901 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
100 Feet (30 Meters)
Structure Length
680 Feet (207 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
5 Main Span(s) and 4 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge was originally built for the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad. According to the Historic American Engineering Record inventory, the bridge was built in 1901 by the American Bridge Company at its Chicago plant. This plant was presumably the plant formerly owned by Lassig Bridge and Iron Works. The bridge is an early example of a bridge built by the 1900-formed American Bridge Company. The bridge's deck plate girder spans (all at the southwestern end) are 45 feet in length each, while the truss spans are all 100 feet each.

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