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Belle River Railroad Bridge

Belle River Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: April 14, 2004

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Polly Ann Rail-Trail) Over Belle River
Location
Rural: Lapeer County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Stone Semicircular Deck Arch, 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
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is a small stone arch bridge, which appears to be in excellent condition. It is on an abandoned railroad line that is now used as a rail-trail. This abandoned railway ran from Pontiac to Caseville, and was the Grand Trunk Western Pontiac/Oxford line.

The guardrails on the bridge are of steel pipe, and depending on the age of the bridge may or may not be original. The bridge may have had no railings when first built. However, if the bridge is an early 20th Century bridge, it would not be surprising for these to be an original detail, as this railing type was popular at that time.

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
43.026880,-83.086920

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