Montreal River Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Bridge - HistoricBridges.org HistoricBridges.org Menu: HistoricBridges.org Menu:


We Recommend These Resources:
Bach Steel - Experts at historic truss bridge restoration.
Historic Bridge Finder App: Find Nearby Bridges

HistoricBridges.org: Bridge Browser

Montreal River Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Bridge

Montreal River Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): James Rouse

Bridge Documented: April 15, 2007

View Photos
and Videos
View Maps
and Links

Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Abandoned Chicago and Northwestern) Over Montreal River
Location
Ironwood and Hurley: Gogebic County, Michigan and Iron County, Wisconsin: United States
Structure Type
Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1911 By Builder/Contractor: King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio

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

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

This bridge is noteworthy as a surviving example of work done by the King Bridge Company in the early 20th Century. Unlike other late 1800s bridge companies that were absorbed into the American Bridge Company, the King Bridge Company continued to run independently. During the early 1900s they built a number of railroad bridges, in particular plate girders and steel stringers. This bridge is an example bridge from that period. The deck of this bridge is partially cantilevered out on riveted brackets that allow the deck to extend beyond the width of the girders themselves.

Divider

Photo Galleries and Videos: Montreal River Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Bridge

 
View Photo Gallery
Bridge Photo-Documentation
A collection of overview and detail photos. This photo gallery contains a combination of Original Size photos and Mobile Optimized photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer

View Maps
and Links

Divider
 
Home Top

Divider

About - Contact

© Copyright 2003-2019, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.