Tag Archives: Bridge

On the Waterfront (p6)

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The Quincy sands may have been a hazard to navigation, but they were particular convenient when it came time to construct a bridge across the Portage. Extending several hundred feet into the waterway, the presence of those sands meant a shorter distance of water to cross as well as a …

Historic Bridges of the Copper Country

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After taking our look at the old Main Street Bridge in Eagle River, I thought we’d follow up with a brief look at several other historic bridges found across the Copper Country. While no bridge mecca like other parts of the state, the Keweenaw still manages to boast a few …

The Main Street Bridge

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Before the arrival of any major roads or railways to the northern end of the Keweenaw peninsula, those struggling mines that had taken root within the vast wilderness of the interior had only one lifeline to the outside world – by means of the big lake next door. Unfortunately the …

Silver Creek Culvert

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While the Portage Lift Bridge may be particularly famous as a bridge of note, the Keweenaw Peninsula’s lack of wide and deep rivers limit the amount of impressive bridges found across her extensive roadways. For the most part the bridges found throughout the peninsula are of a relatively simple and …

Cliff Drive Bridge

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Though most of us use it today as a scenic drive, Cliff Drive was once one of the peninsula’s main north-south transportation corridors. It was built by the Pittsburgh and Boston Mining Company to access its newly opened Cliff property, several miles west of the Phoenix. As more mines began …

An Abandoned Bridge

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Normally it would lie shrouded in the green foliage of summer, and for most people it’s brief appearance downriver as you cross the West Branch of the Firesteel River along M26 is too quick to catch. But for those people of a more observant nature a quick glimpse of it’s …