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Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad Overpass

Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad Overpass

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 1, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Lake Superior and Ishpeming) Over US-41
Location
Rural: Marquette County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Metal Through Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1956 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
43 Feet (13 Meters)
Structure Length
86 Feet (26 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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This bridge is a late example of a plate girder railroad overpass designed to provide a grade separation for a state trunk line. The bridge has protective metal shields on it, which appear to be an original detail. These are undoubtedly to catch the many taconite pellets that fall off of the railroad cars hauled on this railroad line. The cars are somewhat wasteful, since they spill enough of these pellets that the railroad line is thickly littered with these pellets.

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