Friday, October 14, 2016

CSX/PM Bridge over Grand River in Grand Ledge, MI

(Bridge HunterHistoric Bridges, 3D Satellite and Photos) This is the first Bridge Hunter bridge I have seen without any photos contributed. But Google has some nice pictures such as Fall Tracks.
Mark Hershoren shared Robert Doty's photo
Grand Ledge, Michigan. This bridge is still in heavy usage on the CSX/CP mainline between Detroit and Grand Rapids.
This bridge was evidently completely rebuilt within 10 years of its construction because Historic Bridges points out that the current bridge has very little V-lacing whereas the 1888 photo shows it is built with either V-lacing members or tie bars. Again, Historic Bridges indicates the initial spans were dated 1887 whereas evidence of the rebuild points to 1905-09.

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