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Manistee River Railroad Bridge

Manistee River Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Bruce McPherson

Bridge Documented: 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Tuscola and Saginaw) Over Manistee River
Location
Rural: Wexford County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1898 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
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge's future is at risk!

Bridge Status: Slated for demolition and replacement by MDOT, as this is a DOT owned railroad line. Estimated Construction Date To Begin: January 3, 2022

This is a relatively large deck truss that sweeps across the Manistee River valley. It features v-lacing on its vertical members. There is a large latticed sway bracing system present on the structure between the truss lines. The bridge is still in use by trains.

Alex Huff reports that this bridge dates to circa 1898 and was originally built for the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad, which was a part of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He also reports that "There are some railroad car parts, wheels and such, visible on the east side of the bridge underwater from wrecks in the early part of the last century."

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